Published: Wed, February 27, 2019
Technology | By Nina Perez

This Is the World’s First 1TB microSD Card

This Is the World’s First 1TB microSD Card

As far as specifications go, Western Digital's 1TB microSD card is claimed to offer a data read speed of up to 160MBps and a peak data write speed of 90MBps. According to Micron, this card has been designed specifically for high-performance mobile applications, and is certified for the A2 App Performance Class specification. Micron says its card can reach read speeds of 100Mbps and write speeds of 95Mbps.

Micron's c200-series microSD cards range in capacity from 128 GB to 1 TB and are based on the company's 96-layer 3D QLC NAND flash as well as in-house-developed controller supporting LDPC-based ECC. Alternatively, you could also get a 512GB variant of the same card for $199.99.

Micron and SanDisk unveiled their microSD cards during this year's MWC in Barcelona and while Micron brags about being the first commercially available card, the SanDisk alternative boasts about being the fastest one.

The storage needs of smartphone users are not diminishing, they are only expanding with the advent of high resolution photography and 4K video.

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SanDisk 400GB Extreme microSD card has hit a new low price of just $109.99, down from its original $250 asking price.

If 1TB is more memory than you'll need, you'll have an alternative. In terms of write speeds, Micron's is at 95MB/s beating SanDisk's which is at 90MB/s.

Western Digital advertises the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card as the world's fastest and largest UHS-I microSDXC card.

Both sizes are available for pre-order through SanDisk's website now and will release in the coming months. Honestly, I can see many passing on the SDcard due to the hefty price tag but my question is, is it worth the price?

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