Western Digital and Micron announce 1TB microSD cards


Western Digital and Micron launch 1TB microSD cards at MWC 2019

Looks just like the period of 1TB microSD cards has begun, as Western Digital and Micron unveiled the world’s first 1TB microSD cards on the ongoing MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2019 in Barcelona. These cards are supposed to meet the requirement of pros searching for larger space for storing.

Western Digital

Western Digital’s providing, SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I 1TB microSD card presents as much as 160MBps (megabytes-per-second) learn speeds and a peak information write velocity of 90MBps. The storage answer follows the A2 specification for launching and loading apps, which the corporate claims provide a efficiency output of 400 Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and 2000 IOPS.

Besides assembly the U3 score within the Speed Class, the cardboard additionally receives V30 score within the Video Speed Class class. The card is temperature proof, waterproof, shockproof and X-ray proof and comes with the RescuePRO Deluxe information restoration software program.

“People trust SanDisk-brand cards to capture and preserve their world. Our goal is to deliver the best possible experience so consumers can share the content that’s important to them,” Brian Pridgeon, director of selling for SanDisk-branded merchandise for Western Digital, mentioned in a press launch.

The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I 1TB microSD card is priced at $449.99. If you discover this card costly, then you’ll be able to go for a 512GB variant with the identical specs that was launched alongside the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I 1TB microSD for $199.99. Both of Western Digital’s choices are actually up for pre-order from the official SanDisk web site. Starting in April 2019, they may even be out there for buy from choose retail companions.


Micron Technology’s providing, Micron c200 1TB microSDXC UHS-I presents learn speeds of 100MB/s and write speeds of 95MB/s. It employs the Dynamic SLC cache to speed up the information write tempo and performs computerized useful resource administration for sustained peak efficiency.

Like the SanDisk Extreme 1TB microSD card, the Micron c200 additionally meets the A2 App Performance Class specification for dealing with functions. The microSD makes use of Micron’s superior 96-layer 3D quad-level cell (QLC) NAND expertise for sooner speeds and meets UHS-I Speed Class 3 and Video Speed Class 30 specs.

“Micron’s technology leadership in 3D NAND with CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) under the array and 96-layer QLC has been instrumental in developing and launching the world’s first 1TB microSD card,” mentioned Aravind Ramamoorthy, senior director of NAND options for Micron’s Embedded Business Unit. “The new c200 1TB microSD card gives consumers the freedom to capture, share, store and enjoy more content while supporting their mobile-centric lifestyles.”

Currently, the Micron c200 1TB microSD card goes by way of the sampling part and will likely be out there within the second quarter of 2019. However, the corporate has not supplied any info on the pricing of the cardboard.


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