Transcend has announced the world’s first microSD card capable of integrating a small amount of SLC cache inside, thus significantly increasing performance.
Transcend USD230I uses part of the NAND flash 3D TLC (Triple Level Cell) as SLC (Single Level Cell): a small part therefore acts as a buffer to increase the writing speed, especially when it comes to exchanging small amounts of data. As stated by the company, these microSD cards are capable of providing a sequential write speed of up to 70MB / s and a sequential read speed of up to 100 MB / s.
In addition, each card meets the UHS-III, A1 and V30 standards, therefore suitable for storing Android applications or exchanging photos or multimedia files, respecting certain speed levels.
The new Transcend microSDXC will be available in different memory cuts: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 GB, and although they do not fall under the new Express standard launched last year, the increase in performance compared to the current microSD can represent moderate added value.