Apacer recently announced a new series of SD memory cards with capacities up to 2GB and high transfer reading/writing speeds (150X). Apacer kindly offered us the chance to test its new product and find out what we can expect from a 2GB SD card both in real life tests and under synthetic benchmarks.
According to Apacer's press release, the 150X SD version 1.1 compatible flash card comes in capacities up to 2 GB and is great for use with digital cameras, PDAs, digital video cameras, MP3 players, camera phones and other multimedia products that benefit from SD storage with high read/write speeds. This Apacer 150X SD card has a super fast read speed of 22.54 MB/sec (150X compatible) and write speed of 15 MB/sec. There will be three capacities, 512MB, 1GB and of course the 2GB model that we will be testing here.
Apacer's 2GB memory card has the following features/specifications:
- Complies with the SecureDigital™ memory card specifications
- Up to 22.54MB per second read/write rate
- Cryptographic security for protection of copyrighted data
- User-selectable mechanical write protect switch on the card casing
- Very low power consumption
- Zero power data retention
- Power: voltage 3.7 to 3.6 volts
- Operating temperature: 0 to 55C
- Storage temperature: -20 to 65C
- Operating shock rating of 2,000Gs
The package is quite simple, the 150X data transfer logo differentiates the Apacer memory from other, similar products ensuring that users will recognize its high reading/writing speeds. The card itself is labeled with the Apacer and SD logos and as you can imagine, can be used with all digital cameras, PDAs, mobile phones and mp3 devices that support the SD format:
On the left side there is a mechanical write protect slide switch, providing added protection against accidental deletion of stored data.