Nextorage announces its new V90 and V60 UHS-II SD cards
Sony offshoot, Nextorage, has announced its newest UHS-II SD cards. The announcement brings two new series of memory cards. There’s the UHS-II SE (NX-F2SE), which is a V60 cards offering read speeds up to 280MB/sec, and there’s the UHS-II Pro (NX-F2PRO) V90 card, with read speeds of up to 300MB/sec and write speeds up to 299MB/sec. There are three cards in each series, with the UHS-II SE V60 cards coming in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities and the faster UHS-II Pro V90 cards in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.
Nextorage says that both the NX-F2SE and NX-F2PRO series cards are built tough with an IP57 rating, drop resistance from up to 1.5 metres, tested for 10,000 insertion and removal procedures, and come with a 5-year warranty. The company says they’ve passed 9 different types of durability tests to deliver maximum peace of mind.
The NX-F2PRO series are Nextorage’s fastest UHS-II cards, meeting the V90 specification and offering maximum read speeds of up to 300MB/sec and maximum write speeds of up to 299MB/sec. Nextorage says the card’s speed is due to its implementation of pSLC NAND memory. This helps to maximise stable performance for shooting up to 8K video and high frame rate slow motion footage. The NX-F2PRO series cards are available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.
Slightly slower is the NX-F2SE series, which offers a slightly more modest V60 specification with up to 280MB/sec max read speeds. On the 128GB version of the card you get up to 100MB/sec write and on the 256GB and 512GB cards, you get up to 170MB/sec write. V60 is plenty enough for most mirrorless cameras shooting up to 4K footage (and some higher). They’re also still fairly quick to clear out a camera’s buffer when shooting stills. The NX-F2SE series is available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.
It’s nice to see Nextorage expanding their product range a bit. Now seemingly separate from Sony, it looks like we might have a decent new competitor to help drive speeds and capacities up while helping to bring prices down.
Speaking of prices, Nestorage hasn’t yet announced pricing for the new cards, although they are expected to start popping up on Amazon in April.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.