SanDisk and Micron deliver world's first 1TB microSD cards

Western Digital’s 1TB microSD card was unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2019

Western Digital’s 1TB microSD card was unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2019

Western Digital said in a press release that the new Extreme UHD-I microSD card reaches up to 160MB/s read and 90MB/s write speeds.

We've always been fans of the world that SanDisk does, and its certainly one of the first brand names we look for when making any sort of storage purchase.

Micron and SanDisk unveiled their microSD cards during this year's MWC in Barcelona and while Micron brags about being the first commercially available card, the SanDisk alternative boasts about being the fastest one.

microSD cards are small-form versions of the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards used in regular digital cameras and have become a standard format for drones, action cams and 360 cameras. In addition to this new 1TB variant of the Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card, the company is also announcing a 512GB model at a significantly lower price.

The microSD Express cards should consume less power than traditional storage cards. According to Micron, this card has been designed specifically for high-performance mobile applications, and is certified for the A2 App Performance Class specification.

"The new c200 1TB microSD card gives consumers the freedom to capture, share, store and enjoy more content while supporting their mobile-centric lifestyles."
Meanwhile the Sandisk card will cost a whopping $450 (roughly Rs 31,300). Many phones top out at 512GB when it comes to microSD support. All of these need storage in order to work to the best of their ability, or to simply work at all. The SanDisk card will be available for $449.99; a 400 Gigabyte card that offers the same specification is available for $109.99.

Both SanDisk and Micron plan to ship their new 1TB microSD cards starting in the second quarter.

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