Finally, the 1 TB SanDisk Extreme microSD card is now available.
Now smartphone users and the like who couldn't get enough of storage space before can get their fill.
Huge Storage In A Tiny Package
As reported earlier by Tom's Hardware, the 1 TB microSD card is already up for grabs at the official SanDisk website for $449.99. It's also available at Amazon, but at the time of this writing, it's not in stock just yet. However, Amazon in Spain, Germany, and the United Kingdom are already selling it in their respective countries. Last but not least, B&H is putting it up for preorder.
Western Digital, the parent company of SanDisk, took the wraps off it in February at the Mobile World Congress of 2019. It's touted to be the world's first microSD card with a capacity of 1 TB.
For the record, though, Lexar was the first to make a 1 TB microSD card commercially available, but it was SanDisk that first introduced one like it.
What To Expect?
The 1 TB SanDisk Extreme microSD card is claimed to be capable of reaching a read speed of up to 160 MB/s and a write speed of up to 90 MB/s. It also features an A2 rating for fast loading and performance, as well as a U3 rating that lets it play nicely with 4K videos and such.
In addition, it has temperature, water, shock, and X-ray protection, making it durable and long-lasting.
As mentioned earlier, it's priced at a whopping $449.99, which may be too much for the average user. That's more than two times the cost of SanDisk's 512 GB Extreme microSD card, which is available for $199.99 and features the same specs. However, if money's no object, then this is one of the best memory cards that modern technology has to offer.
Speaking of which, Micron is also set to launch its c200 1 TB microSD card, which was also announced at MWC 2019. Samsung is also poised to roll out one, but it's unclear when it's going to do so.