‘App Class’ SD cards

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The SD Association has announced a new performance standard for SD cards aimed at improving customer experiences and delivering more consistent performance metrics. The new performance information has become necessary because of Android’s new “Adoptable Storage” capability, which was introduced just over a year ago with the debut of Marshmallow. Prior to Marshmallow, Android overwhelmingly preferred to use internal storage for all of its applications and data. Certain apps could be deployed on SD cards, but saving data directly to an SD card was often a multi-step process, and many applications didn’t run off SD cards at all. Instead, SD card storage was principally used for audio, image files, or video files rather than application storage… More at Extreme Tech.

Imagine having to use a phone that uses an SD card. How awful that must be. I’m joking!



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2 replies

  1. Joking maybe, but totally true 🙂

  2. Seems the trend is to devices with fixed, i.e. non-upgradable, internal storage. Having more options to add storage is always positive. We use external drives for our computers. What’s the difference between that and using an SD card or flash drive with a phone or tablet. Assuming that the OS will handle it properly.

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