SanDisk now shipping its 1TB microSD card
The long wait for SanDisk’s first 1 TB microSD card is finally over. The new card has the ability to expand the storage on devices like Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Note 9 512GB models to an enormous 1.5 TB of storage, which will be ideal for those who like to shoot at lot of high-quality video footage at either 1080p or 4K UHD. It is also particularly durable, as a “Extreme” model, it withstand wide variances in temperature, is water proof, shock proof and x-ray proof.
For the technically minded, it meets the new UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30) for 4K UHD. It features write speeds up to 60 MB/s and read speeds of up to 90 MB/s which means it won’t be threatening SSDs for overall performance anytime soon but it packs a storage punch for its tiny size. The company also backs the little card for up to 30 years as part of its limited lifetime warranty.
The SanDisk 1 TB microSD card is retailing for an eye-watering US$450 from the company’s online store or through Amazon. Or, if you could pay just $99 and pick up a SanDisk 512 GB card instead.