This Is the World's Fastest MicroSD Card (For Now)

It's easy enough to find ultra-fast SD cards—if you've got 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 8 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 when they do arrive, they'll be available in 32GB and 64GB forms. [Toshiba]