SanDisk introduces Extreme microSDXC UHS-1, the new world’s fastest microSD card 256GB. Recall when 16MB was the fastest memory card? Times change and storage options have increased a lot, while the read and write speeds have also been accelerated.
Taking advantage of the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, SanDisk (Western Digital brand) has introduced two new high-capacity microSD cards, with no less than 256GB of storage. That’s not news, since we already had other with such capacity in the market but the Extreme model is the fastest in the world in its category.
Every day we generate more and more content and, usually, also tend to take more storage space. It’s common to talk about smartphones, action cameras, drones and other devices that record video in 4K resolution and, as usual, the generated files have great weight.
That is the goal you want to cover SanDisk with these cards. The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-1 is the microSD world’s fastest 256GB card, it is capable of reaching up to 100 MB / s read speed and write speeds up to 90MB / s with UHS-I interface (of course it is compatible with current devices support microSDHC, but the speed is limited).
Meanwhile, the other model is the SanDisk announced Ultra microSDXC with the same 256GB of storage, but slightly “slow” with transfer speeds up to 95 MB / s, which is not bad.
Like other high-end cards from SanDisk, with waterproof, shock, lightning and high temperatures.
- SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC 256GB available in the fourth quarter of 2016 for $199.99.
- SanDisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC 256GB available in August 2016 for $149.99