Class 10 MicroSDHC 16GB Card from Kingston Starts Shipping

Kingston are shipping a class 10 microSDHC memory card that has a 16GB capacity. The microSDHC card is capable of transferring data at 10MB/second allowing it to be used in DSLR cameras that capture fast images.

The “Class” status’ given to memory cards indicates the speed at which data can be transferred to and from. For example, a Class 2 card can transfer data at 2MB/s while a Class 10 card can transfer at 10MB/s. The higher the class the faster data can be transferred to and from.

“With the new speed class, host devices such as high-definition cameras or the latest smartphones are being designed to optimize their write performance to take advantage of the more responsive memory card speeds,” said Wendy Lecot, Flash card business manager, KingstonĀ®. “Now that the Class 10 card specification is five times faster than a Class 2 card, users will see swifter copying and transferring of photos, music, videos and e-books when using a multi-format card reader such as the Kingston Media Reader or MobileLiteG2 with a PC.

Along with the new class 10 MicroSDHC cards comes a new SD adapter pack that allows the microSDHC card to be converted to a SDHC card that is used on devices such as cameras.

16GB microSDHC Class 10 Specifications:

* Compliant: with the SD Specification Version 3.00
* Versatile: when combined with an adapter, can be used as a full-size SDHC card with write protection or as a miniSDHC card to transfer data
* Compatible: with microSDHC, miniSDHC and SDHC host devices; not compatible with standard microSD-enabled device/readers
* File Format: FAT32
* Reliable: lifetime warranty
* Capacities*: 16GB
* Dimensions: 0.43″ x 0.59″ x 0.039″ (11mm x 15mm x 1mm)
* High-Speed Class Rating: Class 10 10MB/sec. minimum data transfer rate
* Operating Temperature: -13 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-25 degrees C to 85 degrees C)
* Storage Temperature: -40 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-40 degrees C to 85 degrees C)

The class 10 memory card is shipping now with the adapter at Amazon.

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