WD and Micron launch 1TB microSD cards

Posted February 26, 2019

Micron also announced a 1TB microSD card which will clock in at 100MB/s read speeds and 95MB/s write speed.

We've always been fans of the world that SanDisk does, and its certainly one of the first brand names we look for when making any sort of storage purchase. This new card allows consumers to transfer files in almost half the time over standard UHS-I microSD cards2 now on the market.

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Both the 1TB and 512GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD cards are available for pre-order now, and will hit selected retailers in April 2019.

Micron's c200 1TB microSDXC UHS-1 card only delivers read and write speeds at about 100 MB/second, but the company said "these performance metrics are optimal for video recording of 4K content, game consoles and burst-mode still photography". And it uses the SD Association's A2 specification to get apps launched quickly, so you'll be that much faster booting up your digital version of Smash Bros. Yep, you read that right - 1TB microSD cards are now a thing. This still meets UHS-I Speed Class 3 and Video Speed Class 30 specifications. Many phones top out at 512GB when it comes to microSD support.

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Pricing has yet to be announced, however, Micron is scheduled to release its 1TB microSD card in Q2 2019.

The main problem here is that you're mostly paying for the convenience of storing all of your games on one card; SanDisk also has a 400GB card available for just $77.90 on Amazon at the time of writing, and plenty of other more affordable options, too.

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MicroSD inclusion in phones doesn't matter as much as it used to, since storage has been getting cheaper so the phones themselves come with ridiculous amounts of space.