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Kingston Rolls Out 256GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I Card

Kingston Digital announced its new 256GB Class 10 UHS-I microSDXC flash memory card.

For more information visit: www.kingston.com


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Kingston Digital Releases 256GB Capacity microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I Card

• Perfect for Shooting Photos, Video; Expandable Storage for Mobile Devices

• Durable to Protect Data in Harsh Environments

• Capacities from 16GB to 256GB

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the addition of the 256GB capacity to its line of Class 10 UHS-I microSDHC / microSDXC cards. The large capacity and Class 10 UHS-I speed allows users to capture more photos (up to 64,000 12MP images) and HD videos (up to 976 minutes at 1080p 30 frames per second) without interruption*.

The microSDHC / microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I is the smallest form factor SD card available and is the standard expandable storage option for many tablets, smartphones and action cameras. It is ideal for cinema-quality HD (1080p) video1 and reduces buffer time between shots when compared to Class 4 cards. The versatile card can withstand harsh environments for adventurous travelers as it is waterproof2, temperature proof3, shock and vibration proof4 and X-ray proof5. Capacities of 16GB to 256GB make it easy to find the right card for one’s needs and provides space for thousands of hi-res photos and hours of video6.

“We are excited to ship our new higher capacity 256GB microSDXC card for consumers who need more storage for photos, videos and other data,” said Annette Chan, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “As image quality and 4K content continues to rise, we strive to push storage densities higher to match our customers’ needs for larger capacity and stable products.”

Class 10 UHS-I microSDHC / microSDXC is available initially at Microsoft stores in the United States with additional outlets coming later this quarter. It ships as a stand-alone card or with an SD card adapter in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. Kingston recommends its latest readers for best card transfer speeds to and from a computer. The Class 10 UHS-I microSDHC / microSDXC is backed by lifetime warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information, visit www.kingston.com

Kingston microSDHC / microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I card Features and Specification:

• Capacities7: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
• Performance8: 45MB/s read, Class 10, UHS-I: 10MB/s minimum data transfer
• microSD Dimensions: 11mm x 15mm x 1mm
• SD Adapter Dimensions: 24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm
• Format: FAT32 (microSDHC 16GB – 32GB); exFAT (microSDXC 64GB – 256GB)
• Operating Temperature: -25°C to 85°C
• Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
• Voltage: 3.3V
• Warranty9: Lifetime

Class 10 UHS-I microSDHC / microSDXC Card Part Numbers

Part Number Capacity and Features
SDC10G2/16GB 16GB UHS-I Speed Class 10 Flash Card
SDC10G2/32GB 32GB UHS-I Speed Class 10 Flash Card
SDC10G2/64GB 64GB UHS-I Speed Class 10 Flash Card
SDC10G2/128GB 128GB UHS-I Speed Class 10 Flash Card
SDC10G2/256GB 256GB UHS-I Speed Class 10 Flash Card
SDC10G2/16GBSP 16GB UHS-I Speed Class 10 Flash Card Only (SD adaptor not included)
SDC10G2/32GBSP 32GB UHS-I Speed Class 10 Flash Card Only (SD adaptor not included)
SDC10G2/64GBSP 64GB UHS-I Speed Class 10 Flash Card Only (SD adaptor not included)
SDC10G2/128GBSP 128GB UHS-I Speed Class 10 Flash Card Only (SD adaptor not included)
SDC10G2/256GBSP 256GB UHS-I Speed Class 10 Flash Card Only (SD adaptor not included)

* Based on Flash Memory Storage Chart

1 These Class 10 cards are meant for HD video recording but do not support some simultaneous video and still capture features.

2 IEC/EN 60529 IPX7 certified for protection against continual water submersion up to 30 min. and depth up to 1m.

3 Withstands temperature range from -25°C to 85°C

4 Based on MIL-STD-883H, METHOD 2002.5 military standard test method.

5 ISO 7816-1 certified for protection against 0.1 Gy of X-ray radiation to both sides of card.

6 Recording time and number of pictures will vary by device manufacturer. For more information, go to kingston.com/flash/storage_chart.

7 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Guide at kingston.com/flash_memory_guide.

8 Speeds may vary due to host and device configuration.

9 Kingston Flash Cards are designed and tested for compatibility with consumer-grade market products. It is recommended that you contact Kingston directly for any OEM opportunities or special use applications that are beyond the standard daily consumer usage. For more information on intended use, please refer to the Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/flashguide.

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About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com or call 800-337-8410.

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