This Is The World’s Fastest MicroSD Card (For Now)

It’s easy enough to find ultra-fast SD cards — if you have the cash — but super speedy microSD cards are harder to come by. No longer: Toshiba has just launched the world’s fastest, and it should breathe life into your compact mirrorless camera.

The new microSD cards are the first to ever meet the UHS-II spec, which means they share the same performances figures as fully grown SD cards: 240MBps write speed and 260MBps read. That’s a blistering eight times faster writing than Toshiba’s previous fastest microSD cards.

Those figures should mean that even small cameras and smartphones can shoot in burst mode — like pro hardware — and even recording 4K video should prove possible. It’s worth noting, though, that not all devices will support the UHS-II standard, so it’s worth checking before you buy. There’s no word on price or availability yet, but they will be available in 32GB and 64GB forms when they do arrive. [Toshiba]