There may be a few folks out there that remember when a 2-GB hard-disk drive was hot stuff. Now we have thin wafers with solid-state memory technology far exceeding the fantasies of early PC users. Such is the case regarding Western Digital’s 1-TB UHS-I microSD flash memory card.
Western Digital Corp., at Mobile World Congress, showcased what it calls the world’s fastest 1-TB UHS-I microSD flash memory card, the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card. The card features higher speed and capacity for capturing and moving massive amounts of high-quality photos and videos on smartphones, drones, and action cameras.
Designed to move mass wads of content faster than ever, the card reaches speeds up to 160 MB/1, enabling file transfers in nearly half the time over standard UHS-I microSD cards currently available. Allegedly, the cards reach these record-breaking speeds by leveraging Western Digital’s proprietary flash technology.
The SanDisk Extreme card will also be available in 512-GB capacity and will feature the A2 specification. The 1-TB and 512-GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD cards are available for pre-order now on line and will be available at retailers in April. The cards will be priced at $449.99 and $199.99, respectively. Hopefully, with all that storage capacity and speed, someone will find media worth recording. For more details, visit Western Digital and SanDisk.