Samsung Announces Improved Speeds for PRO Plus Memory Card Line-Up

Creators can now upload, download, and edit content with even faster read and write speeds


Samsung Electronics America, the leader in advanced memory technology, today unveiled upgrades to its PRO Plus memory cards, designed for professional and enthusiast photographers, videographers, and content creators. The Samsung PRO Plus microSD and full-size SD cards boast increased read and write speeds of up to 180 MB/s and 130 MB/s, a 12 percent and 8 percent increase, respectively, over their predecessors.

Optimized for professional use, the new PRO Plus microSD and SD cards allow users to seamlessly capture 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) and Full HD (FHD) videos and photos. The cards also support a video speed class rating of V30, enabling professionals to quickly move large video files while editing.

Available in capacities up to 512GB, Samsung memory cards provide ample storage for up to 207,159 4K UHD photos or 30 hours of 4K UHD video.[1] Professionals need memory cards that make it easy to save and retrieve data, while also safeguarding their valuable images and video files. With the additional Samsung Card Reader supporting USB 3.0 and providing backward compatibility with USB 2.0, consumers can use Samsung memory cards on any device with a USB port.


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The PRO Plus microSD card can be used with mobile devices, handheld gaming consoles, action cameras, and drones. Samsung microSD cards support an application performance class of A2 to enable faster performance on a wide variety of professional and consumer applications. Backed by Samsung’s six-proof protection, the microSD line can withstand water, extreme temperatures, x-ray, wear-out, drops and magnetic impact.

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The PRO Plus SD card is compatible with a variety of devices like DSLR, mirrorless and compact cameras, camcorders, and PCs. The SD cards offer seven-proof protection against shock, water, extreme temperatures, x-ray, wear out, drops and magnetic impact.

With fast speeds, extreme durability, and reliability, professionals and content creators can rely on the new PRO Plus memory cards to store and play content with ease and confidence. The new Samsung PRO Plus memory cards are available today and come with a ten-year limited warranty. Consumers will find the improved speeds noted on the packaging.

  • PRO Plus microSD
    • 128GB ($18.99 MSRP)
    • 256GB ($29.99 MSRP)
    • 512GB ($59.99 MSRP)
  • PRO Plus microSD with Card Reader
    • 128GB ($25.99 MSRP)
    • 256GB ($37.99 MSRP)
    • 512GB ($64.99 MSRP)
  • PRO Plus SD
    • 64GB ($12.99 MSRP)
    • 128GB ($21.99 MSRP)
    • 256GB ($37.99 MSRP)
  • PRO Plus SD with Card Reader
    • 128GB ($29.99 MSRP)
    • 256GB ($49.99 MSRP)

For more information on Samsung’s microSD and SD card offerings, please visit

    microSD PRO Plus SD PRO Plus
Capacity* 512GB 256GB 128GB 256GB 128GB 64GB
Interface UHS-I UHS-I
SD Standard SDXC™ SDXC™
Performance** Read Up to 180 MB/s Up to 180 MB/s
Write Up to 130 MB/s Up to 130 MB/s
Speed Class U3, V30, A2, Class 10 U3, V30, A2, Class 10
Certification FCC, CE, VCCI, RCM FCC, CE, VCCI, RCM
Multiproof Water, Temperature, X-Ray, Magnet, Drop, Wearout, Shock Water, Temperature, X-Ray, Magnet, Drop, Wearout, Shock
Warranty Limited 10-year warranty (*SD Adaptor, 1 year warranty) Limited 10-year warranty

[1] Based on the PRO Plus microSD 512GB. Varies based on model and capacity.
*1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes (1 billion bytes). Actual usable capacity may vary.
**Up to 180MB/s read speeds, engineered with proprietary technology to reach speeds beyond UHS-I 104MB/s, require compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds. Up to 130MB/s write speeds, based on Samsung’s internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device interface, usage conditions and other factors.

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