December 3, 2022

Sabrent and Wise announce world’s first 512GB V90 UHS-II SD cards but who will get them to market first?

And considered that theres a quite massive $200 rate distinction between the 2, I think numerous will choose to choose the really somewhat slower card out of the two, presuming both stand up in the long term in regards to reliability.

The Wise 512GB V90 SD card is to be priced at $800, while the Sabrent is going to be $600. Not only is the Sabrent substantially more affordable than its only competitors right now, they also believe they can get theirs to market and on sale initially, with pre-orders already open and a release date of April 24th, 2022. Wise, nevertheless, is also anticipated to release in “mid-April”. The race is on.

Makers of sd card, amongst other things, Wise and Sabrent have both revealed their brand-new 512GB V90 UHS-II SD cards, with write speeds ensured at a minimum of 90MB/sec. The Wise card was technically revealed first, a couple of days prior to the Sabrent, although neither card is in fact readily available just. Theres likewise quite a price discrepancy in between the 2.

Both cards satisfy the exact same technical requirements for V90, however with a little various optimum read and compose speeds, with the Wise card being a little faster with 290MB/sec and 260MB/sec speeds for read and write respectively. The Sabrent is only a little slower, however, at 280MB/sec for read and 250MB/sec for write. These speeds are the maximums and are normally burst read and compose, not sustained. The V90 requirements just demands that the cards have a minimum sustained compose speed of 90MB/sec (or around 720mbps).

In the real world, that maximum speed difference is going to make very little difference as both fulfill the V90 specification and ought to perform identically inside your electronic camera. The only location you might discover a distinction is inside your card reader. And even then, not all card readers are developed similarly and you can get extremely different read and write speeds with the exact same card in different readers (more on this subject can be found in a future post).

512GB and 1TB SD cards have actually been a thing for a while now, theyve been UHS-I cards, with a relatively low V30 spec and max read/write speeds of around 95-100MB/ sec (Im not counting SanDisks proprietary theoretical speeds that just 3 of their card readers can even do). The biggest capability UHS-II cards we could get prior to these 2 are 256GB.

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With other producers like OWC and Sony boasting quicker speeds than either of these 2, it will be interesting to see how the competitors responds to these larger capacity cards. Some will no doubt bring full-on with CFexpress for larger capabilities, however I expect well see a couple of use up the charge with even larger UHS-II cards. After all, 1TB UHS-I cards are a thing and the extra speed of UHS-II V90 cards is arguably more crucial on such high capacity cards.

The Sabrent Rocket V90 512GB UHS-II SD cards are offered to pre-order now for $599.99 and are expected to start delivering on April 24th. The Wise SD-N series V90 512GB UHS-II SD cards presently do not appear to be offered to pre-order anywhere yet, although theyve expected to be priced at $800 and will be launched in mid-April.

Producers of memory cards, among other things, Wise and Sabrent have both announced their brand-new 512GB V90 UHS-II SD cards, with compose speeds guaranteed at a minimum of 90MB/sec. Both cards fulfill the same technical requirements for V90, however with slightly different maximum read and compose speeds, with the Wise card being a little faster with 290MB/sec and 260MB/sec speeds for read and compose respectively. And even then, not all card readers are produced similarly and you can get hugely various read and write speeds with the same card in various readers (more on this subject coming in a future post).

1TB UHS-I cards are a thing and the additional speed of UHS-II V90 cards is perhaps more essential on such high capability cards.