With the proliferation of mobile devices, storage is becoming more important, and particularly in a small form factor. Phones, tablets, cameras of various sorts – they typically rely on external storage media for anything substantial, whether photos, movies, music, and so on. Media is consumable, and it seems we can’t get enough.
We’re all familiar with SD card, and as devices have gotten smaller, microSD cards are becoming the norm. We certainly want smaller, but we also want larger capacity. It seems 16GB is the minimum these days, particularly if you have any notions of bringing small kids on long car rides and want to keep them busy watching movies.
Samsung is a mobile device behemoth of a company, needing no introduction. Interestingly, Samsung has been out of the retail SD market for quite some time. That’s now changing, however, as Samsung has re-entered the market, with new products, new branding, and new goals.
Not unlike Samsung’s vaunted SSD drives, the new microSD cards sport the EVO and PRO monikers, targeting different consumers who have varying speed needs, and budgets to match. It appears Samsung has something for everyone in the small form factor media storage market.
Today we’re looking at the Samsung microSD PRO 32GB and EVO 16GB cards. They promise very different speeds for consumers and professionals alike, and we’ll discuss those differences as we take a closer look at what Samsung has to offer with their big splash back into the retail market.