SanDisk has crammed 1TB into a microSD card
posted Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 2:53 PM EDT
SanDisk has found a way to cram not only 1TB into a microSD card, they did it while also giving it some speed chops too. Announced at Mobile World Congress, SanDisk is showcasing the world's fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD flash memory card, the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card. UHS-I usually isn't seen as having enough horsepower to handle high data rates, but the new card features higher speed and capacity for capturing and moving massive amounts of high-quality photos and videos on smartphones, drones and action cameras. Though it's not about to be able to handle a full size camera's needs, it looks strong enough to augment the smaller cameras in your life.
The 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD card reaches read speeds up to 160MB/s with a write speed of up to 90MB/s. As far as UHS-I goes, that's pretty much the top of what can be expected of the single lane of data transfer. Honestly, it sounds very impressive for such a high capacity and only UHS-I. The cards reach these record-breaking speeds by leveraging Western Digital's proprietary flash technology. The new SanDisk Extreme card will also be available in 512GB capacity, and will feature the A2 specification for launching and loading apps at top speeds, making this a solid option for any smartphone with a memory expansion port. The 1TB and 512GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD cards are available for pre-order now on SanDisk.com, and will be available at select retailers in April 2019. The cards will be priced at U.S. MSRPs of $449.99 and $199.99, respectively.