08.29.23 / Memory & Storage

Samsung Unveils New PRO Ultimate Memory Cards

New cards are designed for professional content creators, offering best-in-class read/write speeds, maximized reliability, and improved power efficiency

Samsung Electronics America today announced the PRO Ultimate – its new flagship UHS-I memory card model in microSD and full-size SD form factors. The new cards enable professional photographers and content creators to maximize productivity in their creative workflows. The PRO Ultimate lineup features a capacity of up to 512 gigabytes (GB) and a remarkable sequential read speed of up to 200 megabytes-per-second (MB/s).

With the growing volume of high-resolution content from devices such as drones, action cameras and DSLR cameras, creators should be able to work with large-sized content quickly, whether they are writing, reading or transferring their data. The new Samsung PRO Ultimate cards use an enhanced controller and multi-proof protection features that can stores and protects data long-term.

Best-in-Class Read and Write Speeds with UHS-I Interface

The PRO Ultimate underscores Samsung technical innovations, setting an industry-leading standard with read speeds of up to 200MB/s and write speeds of up to 130MB/s. These high speeds, regardless of capacity, allow for the seamless transfer of heavy-duty files such as 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) and Full HD (FHD) video with Video Speed Class 30 (V30) support.


That means a game can load in as quickly as 31.5 seconds, 200 photos can transfer from PC to card in as fast as .6 seconds, and one 1.3GB movie can transfer from PC to card in as swiftly as 11.2 seconds.

To meet consumer needs for the ability to manage large volumes of content and quick transfers to other devices, the PRO Ultimate microSD card showcases an Application Performance Class 2 (A2) that deliver high speeds and increased multi-tasking capabilities.
Samsung Pro Ultimate microSD memory card being inserted into a drone

Increased Reliability and Durability

The Samsung PRO Ultimate provides professional photographers and creators with reliable performance, thanks to the controller’s enhanced Error Correction Code (ECC) engine and multi-proof protection features that ensure safer data storage over extended periods of time.

With an upgrade to the ECC’s Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) code from a 1-kilobyte (KB) to a 2KB engine, the PRO Ultimate offers enhanced durability for a higher volume of write-and-erase cycles. This prevents data loss so consumers can use their Samsung memory cards with confidence.

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The PRO Ultimate is durable and offers worry-free usage even in the most hostile environments. It features water protection for up to 72 hours in submersion of up to two meters deep, drop-proof protection from heights of up to five meters and wear-out protection for up to 10,000 swipes. It also has X-ray and magnetic protection and can operate in extreme temperatures ranging from -13°F to 185°F. Additionally, the PRO Ultimate SD card provides shock protection of up to 1,500g.

Maximized Power Efficiency with 28nm Controller

A new 28-nanometer (nm) controller brings a 37% improvement in power efficiency compared to the previous Samsung line. This gives consumers the ability to use their devices for extended periods without the need for frequent recharging, allowing them to make the most out of their device’s battery life.
Samsung PRO Ultimate memory card inserted into a laptop with DSLR camera lens nearby

Multi-Device Compatibility

The PRO Ultimate microSD card offers compatibility with Android smartphones, tablets, handheld game consoles, action cameras, drones, PCs and more. It is an ideal choice for professionals seeking a reliable and versatile memory card to meet their needs.

The PRO Ultimate SD card is compatible with DSLR and mirrorless cameras, camcorders, PCs and laptops, maximizing the ability to create, edit and transfer high-performance media across multiple devices.

General Availability

The new PRO Ultimate memory cards come with a ten-year limited warranty. A card reader option in both form factors and all capacities will also be available.

The PRO Ultimate microSD card are available today on Samsung.com and across select retailers.

The PRO Ultimate SD card will be available in October 2023.


PRO Ultimate microSD

PRO Ultimate SD
SD StandardmicroSDXC™SDXC™
Performance[2]Read200 MB/s
Write130 MB/s
Speed ClassU3, V30, A2, Class 10, A2U3, V30, A2, Class 10
CertificationFCC, CE, VCCI, RCM
Multiproof Water, Temperature, X-Ray, Magnet, Drop, Wearout, Shock[3]
WarrantyLimited 10-year warranty
[1] 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes (1 billion bytes). Actual usable capacity may vary.
[2] Up to 200MB/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.
[3] Shock-proof is applicable to SD card only.

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