They’re within the works at Micron and Western Digital, however they will not be low-cost. WD’s card arrives in April for $449.99; Micron has not but introduced pricing.
February 25, 2019 three:13PM EST
February 25, 2019
Micron and Western Digital are each prepping 1TB MicroSD playing cards, however they will not be low-cost.
Western Digital’s 1TB MicroSD will drop in April for $449.99. The SanDisk Excessive UHS-1 microSDXC can attain information learn speeds of as much as 160 MB/second or about 70 p.c quicker than the older UHS-1 microSD playing cards. Write speeds for the cardboard, in the meantime, attain as much as 90 MB/s.
Western Digital is advertising and marketing the cardboard for individuals who take enormous quantities of high-quality photographs and movies, whether or not or not it’s on smartphones, through drones or motion cameras. “These spectacular ranges of capability and velocity give shoppers the power to create all of the content material they need with out worrying about house limitations or lengthy switch occasions,” the corporate mentioned.
If $450 is just too dear, Western Digital will promote a 512GB model for a barely extra cheap $199.99. Each variations can be found for pre-order on SanDisk.com. The corporate additionally seems to be engaged on Professional and Plus variations of the 1TB card that characteristic a barely increased information learn velocity at 170 MB/s.
Micron’s 1TB MicroSD, however, was introduced on Monday at MWC with no pricetag. However the brand new product can be “competitively priced” when it arrives within the second quarter, the corporate advised PCMag.
Micron’s c200 1TB microSDXC UHS-1 card solely delivers learn and write speeds at about 100 MB/second, however the firm mentioned “these efficiency metrics are optimum for video recording of 4K content material, sport consoles and burst-mode nonetheless images.”
The businesses introduced their new merchandise after Samsung started mass producing 1TB embedded flash storage for cellular gadgets. The result’s paving the way in which for smartphones, together with the upcoming Samsung S10, with 1TB of onboard reminiscence. With the brand new MicroSD playing cards, you may add one other terabyte, if the gadget has a slot for expandable reminiscence just like the S10 does.