For those of you who just can’t get enough storage on your portable devices, I am pretty sure you’ll be super excited to hear that SanDisk has just dropped a microSD card with storage capacity reaching a record breaking 400GB.
The new SanDisk Ultra microSD card is rated at class 10 and meets the A1 speed rating created by the SD Association. SanDisk explain that the card is “Rated A1, the SanDisk Ultra® microSD card is optimized for apps, delivering faster app launch and performance that provides a better smartphone experience.”
The A1 speed rating was established by the SD Association as a result of Google allowing the Android OS to install and load apps from an SD card. The installation and running of Android applications on a microSD card requires that the SD card be capable of a read speed of 1500 IOPS, write speeds of 500 IOPS, and a sustained transfer rate of 10MB/s at minimum.
As amazing as the new microSD card is, you won’t be getting high read and write speeds, but it won’t be bad depending on your usage. The new card won’t be capable of recording 4K videos due to it’s slower write speed being 10MB/s, but you will be perfectly capable of recording HD 1080p videos as much as you please. If your needs are photography and storage of large video files along with tons of music, then this card might win you over.
SanDisk Ultra microSDXC 400GB card Specifications
Form Factor: microSDXC
Video Speed: C10
SD Adapter: Yes
Performance: Up to 100MB/s read speed
Dimension: 0.59in x.043in x.04in (14.99mm x 10.92mm x 1.02mm)
Operating temperature: -13ºF to 185ºF (-25ºC to 85ºC)
Storage temperature: -40ºF to 185ºF (-40ºC to 85ºC)
Compatibility: Compatible with microSDHC and microSDXC supporting host devices
Warranty: 10-year warranty
For anyone planning on purchasing the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC 400GB card, it retails at $249.99 on Amazon, just follow this link to check it out.
The record breaking 400GB microSD card pushes the limit even further proving that as technology advances what we will be able to store on a memory card the size of your thumbnail is simply amazing.