MicroSD cards finally break the 1TB barrier

MicroSD cards finally break the 1TB barrier

MicroSD cards finally break the 1TB barrier

I guess someone should tell the guys at SanDisk and Micron that the world is now preferring cloud storage over local storage. The Micron card just edges out the SanDisk at up to 95MB/sec write speed, however, the read speed is significantly slower, at only 100MB/sec.

The 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD claims that it leans on parent company Western Digital's proprietary flash technology to attain read speeds up to 160MBps, which gives it a notable performance advantage over the new c200 1TB Micron card which comes in at only 100MBps. Both memory cards will be generaly available starting Q2 2019 at a retail price of $499.99 Dollars for the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card as Micron c200 1TB microSDXC card's price is yet to be announced.

If $450 is too pricey, Western Digital will sell a 512GB version for a slightly more reasonable $199.99. Micron hasn't yet announced a price for its 1 TB microSD card, but we can expect to see it hit store shelves sometime in the second quarter of 2019.

Small microSD cards are used for storage in a number of different devices, including drones, phones, and some digital cameras. The SanDisk card won't come cheap, though; the company plans to start selling the card in April for United States $450, which is fairly steep considering the price of other capacities. It also trumps the maximum 95MB/s read speed of the monster Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I card that went on sale earlier this year.

The card we're talking about right now is the SanDisk 400GB Extreme microSD card. Both cards are A2 Application Performance Class certified making them better and faster at launching and loading apps installed on the card.

Micron says it's using quad-level cell (QLC) NAND in 96 layers.

SanDisk is opening pre-orders for the 1TB card, which will be priced at USD499.99 (~RM 2,033).

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