SanDisk Reveals the World’s Fastest 1TB MicroSD Card

SanDisk Reveals the World's Fastest 1TB MicroSD Card

SanDisk Reveals the World’s Fastest 1TB MicroSD Card

With 4K video and high framerate content growing in popularity, it is easy to see why the storage requirements of modern mobile devices have exploded in recent years. As both screen and content resolutions get higher and mobile phone applications become larger and more integrated into our everyday lives it is clear my manufacturers have pushed the MicroSD form factor to its limits year after year. 

SanDisk, a part of Western Digital Corp, has revealed their first 1TB MicroSD card at the Mobile World Congress, a device which they claim is the “world’s fastest” 1TB MicroSD card. This new storage device is said to offer up to 160 MB/s speeds, utilising the UHS-I MicroSD interface.  

MicroSD cards are commonplace in modern devices, from modern console handhelds like the Nintendo Switch, which only offers 32GB of onboard storage, to mobile phones, digital cameras, drones and camcorders. 

SanDisk’s new Extreme series SD cards will ship with A2 certification and ship with 1TB and 512GB variants, which will release with price tags of $449.99 and $199.99 respectively in April 2019. At this time no other MicroSD card manufacturers have revealed 1TB MicroSD cards with clear pricing and release information, though other manufacturers plan to have 1TB MicroSD cards available in Q2. 

Western Digital claims that their high-performance 1TB SD cards are available thanks to “Western Digital’s proprietary flash technology”, though the company has not specified exactly what kind of flash that these compact storage devices will utilise. 

SanDisk Reveals the World's Fastest 1TB MicroSD Card  
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