Austrian storage device maker Angelbird has released a trio of high-performance, high-capacity SDXC cards to meet the ever-growing data demand of today's creatives—especially those shooting very high-resolution videos. The newly released cards include the Angelbird 1TB AV Pro MK2 V60 UHS-II SDXC memory card, 512GB AV Pro MK2 V60 UHS-II SDXC memory card, and the 512GB AV Pro MK2 V90 UHS-II SDXC memory card.
The pair of V60 memory cards (1TB and 512GB) clock fast read speeds of 260 MB/s and sustained write speeds of 140 MB/s (minimum 60 MB/s) to record Full HD, 3D, and 4K video, as well as stills, and are the perfect SD cards for time-lapse photography.
The 1TB V90 card turns the V60 specs up a notch with even faster speeds. The card's sustained read speed is 290 MB/s and the sustained write speed is 260 MB/s (minimum 90 MB/s), so it can handle the pedestrian Full HD and 3D video, plus 4K+ RAW video production.
Angelbird’s Stable Stream Sustained Speed Performance technology, standard in the V60 and V90 cards, allows optimized lossless (drop-free) recording performance throughout the entire capacity of the card—for your whole recording session, if needed, with high minimum write speeds. The cards are robust and ready to work flawlessly in tough field conditions with an operating temperature range of -13°F to 185°F. The cards are moisture, shock, and dust resistant, as well as X-ray and magnetic proof. These cards are engineered from the inside out with consideration for real-world work environments making them reliable and ideal options for travel and documentary work.
Another notable feature of these SDXC cards is Angelbird’s card design. Raise your hand if your memory card’s looks are important to you. Also raise your hand if the sticker(s) on your current memory cards are annoyingly peeling off and you worry they will get jammed in your dual card slots when the stickers let go. Well, Angelbird has you covered—the cards are minimalist and attractive and look great in and outside of your camera—the etched serial number and Sticker-Free design keep the cards looking sleek.
Speaking of looking great, Angelbird makes some of the best-looking card readers in the business and, when combined with the Angelbird SD Dual Card Reader, can support up to 10 GB/s of data transfer with a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 host system that is also physically compatible with any Thunderbolt™ 3/4 cable—if ever you are in a pinch or misplaced the original cable, this could come in handy.
With the speed, capacity, ruggedness, and design features of these new cards, Angelbird continues to meet the demands of today’s content creatives—keeping pace with high-resolution video requirements, high-resolution raw format still image capture, multi-shot high resolution raw images, and lengthy time-lapse sequences.
Are you ready to add Angelbird to your cameras and memory card holders? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
Seems like these will be awesome cards . I need the V90s . Wish they had a 256gb version for a more affordable option. But I usually get two 256gb cards . 512 is nice but the price of $599.99 is just too much for me . I started using OWC V90 cards for their sustained write speeds over other cards . I’m sure these are as good or better. I’ve always been an Anglebird fan of their quality.
I have had two expensive 256gb ProGrade cards fail . One when ProGrade first came out I gave them a try . First card first job . I gave the card to my client and the got the pictures then formatted the card and gave it back to me . The card didn’t work . I contacted them telling them so thinking they didn’t eject the card correctly. I was assured they did of course. But I was without an expensive card . Even if it was ejected wrong it still should be ok . Just saying how many of us have hastily done that by accident and the card is fine .
Then the second ProGrade I shot a video and handed off the card with several other cards to my partner and editor . He offloaded all the cards and the New yes another new ProGrade doesn’t work . That’s $250 . I had just purchased 2 of the 256gb ProGrades for $500ish plus tax from B&H I believe. Then I saw tests where the ProGraded and other cards were not holding a very high sustained write speed and the OWC was . So that is all I’ve been buying now .
Now Anglebird has cards and the high sustained write speeds for my video I’ll be giving them a shot too.
I am sorry to hear about your experience with the ProGrade memory cards. If you still own the cards, do note that the manufacturer does have a Limited 3-Year Warranty on the memory cards, so you may contact the manufacturer with the model of the card you own and the brand/model of the camera you own, and they may be able to offer some assistance. The ProGrade Digital 256GB UHS-II SDXC Memory Card can be returned within 30 days of the delivery date for a refund or exchange. That being said, the Angelbird 256GB AV Pro Mk 2 UHS-II SDXC Memory Card also has a Limited 3-Year Warranty and includes an activation coe for the full Limited Warranty. I do hope you enjoy the Angelbird cards and that they work well for your planned usage needs.