The Deepak Presents SanDisk new microSD card packs a whopping 200GB of storage
- The new card is a 56 percent jump on the current highest capacity MicroSD, a 128GB card.
- SanDisk said it managed the higher capacity by using a proprietary design and production process that allows for more bits of memory per chip.
- It didn’t disclose details of the process, but the capacity of the card gives a clue as to how close it has come to the current limits of manufacturing technology.
- Memory chips are typically sized in powers of 2, with steps such as 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Keeping that patten would result in a 256GB chip, but it appears SanDisk wasn’t able to do that. Instead, it settled for 200GB.
- That’s not to take away from the company’s development work. Fitting that much storage on a card the size of a fingernail is big achievement.
- The card supports data transfer at up to 90MB per second, or around 1,200 photos per minute.
- It will be available worldwide in the second quarter for $400.
Highlights of 200 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC memory card
Performance/speed: Up to 90MB/s
Dimensions: 14.99 x 10.92 x 1.02mm
Easily view, access, and backup all of their files with SanDisk Memory Zone App
Water proof, temperature proof, shock proof, X-ray proof and magnet proof
Compatibility: Compatible with microSDHC and microSDXC supporting host devices
The uses the same SanDisk’s proprietary technology used in the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card and uses a new design and production process that allows for more bits per die.
SanDisk today announced a new microSDXC memory card for mobile devices that offers a capacity of 200GB. SanDisk claims it is the highest-capacity microSD card made.
The company said 200GB is good for 20 hours of full HD video content. It can write at up to 90Mbps. The card will be available during the second quarter for $399.99.
The card has a 10-year warranty. When asked about compatibility with today's devices, SanDisk told Phone Scoop that most microSDXC-compatible devices should be able to interact with the card. SanDisk also announced a USB device meant to help smartphone owners transfer data more easily between their phone and computer.
The new Dual USB Drive with Type C connector has a standard USB 3.0 plug for PCs on one end and a Type C connector on the other. It will work with future devices that adopt the Type C connector. There aren't any smartphones with Type C connectors yet, but there should be later this year. The Type C connector is reversible and can be inserted into a phone either way. It is also faster and capable of delivering power. SanDisk's Type C USB adapter has a capacity of 32GB and costs $39.99.