The Photography Show 2018 is now in full swing and with it, we have some exciting news to share with you!
Introducing UDP 3.0
Moving forward, all of our Photography USB Bundles will feature UDP 3.0 flash memory as standard. This is down to our continued commitment to offer the best quality USB products to our clients and ensuring that we are offering a product that is both reliable for our photographers and their customers for years to come.
We’ve listed some brief FAQs below which go through the main benefits of this technology over other chip types.
What is UDP?
UDP 3.0 is a new type of flash memory designed to be more robust, efficient and reliable than anything that has come before it. The UDP module is made up of one solid component making it more resistant to wear and tear. As well, the flash memory boasts slightly faster read/write speeds compared to standard flash chips.
How does UDP memory differ from normal flash memory?
One of the main differences is the physical size of the memory chip. UDP chips are a lot smaller and therefore fit in the smallest of USB models including our USB cards! Standard memory sticks are typically made up of PCBs, which is effectively the flash memory, controller and other components soldered together on a board. In general, PCBs are considered to be less reliable as there are more moving parts to go wrong, compared to UDP chips which are one fixed piece.
Is UDP 3.0 more expensive?
In general, the price of UDP is marginally more expensive per unit than a standard PCB USB, however, what photographers are getting out of this is a more reliable product which is faster and more appropriate for professional use. We want your devices to last a long time so have invested heavily in this new technology.
Can I still buy PCB USBs from you?
You can still buy standard PCB USB sticks from us, however, we would recommend all professional photographers switch to our new more reliable UDP offering. When purchasing branded USB sticks, the main question you need to ask is whether the small additional saving is worth the risk of your customers’ overall satisfaction.
Online shop – Launching soon!
We have a new online shop launching soon, enabling our photography customers to purchase USB bundles in smaller quantities of 1, 5, 10, 25 & 50. This is designed to make life that little bit easier for our customers who aren’t especially keen on invoicing and want a more straightforward transactional buying process.
More to follow on this in the coming weeks!