Almost every electronic device today supports memory cards for additional storage, be it digital cameras, personal media players or the newest HD camcorders. Talking of HD camcorders, these devices require memory cards meeting a minimum data transfer speed specification and since the video data is huge, it goes without saying that larger the capacity the better it is. Similar is the case with digital cameras with burst mode photography, which requires data storage with high transfer speed and capacity.
While Class 4 SDHC memory cards are well-equipped to handle such situations, in order to reduce the latency associated with these and for a smoother performance, Class 10 SDHC cards have been introduced. Kingston has sent us their newest 16 GB Class 10 SDHC card, which complies with SD Association Specification 3.00 with a minimum guaranteed data transfer speed of 10 MB/s. This includes sequential read as well as write speeds to never drop below 10 MB/s. We have tested the card and compared it to a Class 4 SDHC card to find out what improvements have been made.
Just like USB Flash drives, this memory card comes in a plastic blister pack.