Transcend has just launched a new variant of their well known MicroSD cards in a SuperMLC configuration – a new NAND flash storage technology that has the endurance and speed of Single Level Cell (SLC) configurations while maintaining the low price of Multi Level Cell (MLC) storage. The Taiwanese company promises write speeds up to 95MB/s, impressively twice the speed of most MLC chips.
For those who don’t understand much of this tech, SLC is the most expensive but fastest and longest lasting type of cell configuration. MLC’s are cheaper, store more data but easier to break due to increased activity per cell. Transcend’s SuperMLC uses MLC but configures the read/write to work like SLC. So it costs less, but won’t get the same wear and tear. The slight drawback is you’ll get less storage for the same amount of cells, which isn’t really that bad.
The new Transcend SuperMLC’s are rated as UHS-I Class 1 (U1), come with a 2 Year Limited Warranty, and available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB variations. Look out for them next time you go MicroSD shopping!
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