Published: Tue, February 26, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

1TB microSD cards revealed, coming soon for all your Switch space needs

1TB microSD cards revealed, coming soon for all your Switch space needs

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

Two companies, Micro and SanDisk (Western Digital), revealed the first 1 Terabyte microSD cards at the Mobile World Congress today.

Micron and Western Digital are both prepping 1TB MicroSD cards, but they won't be cheap.

microSD cards are small-form versions of the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards used in regular digital cameras and have become a standard format for drones, action cams and 360 cameras. Officially dubbed the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card (which is quite the mouthful), prospective buyers might want to start saving now, because it certainly has the price tag to match its high capacity and potential transfer speeds.

Those of you who have been waiting for a high-capacity microSD card with fast transfer speeds might like what Western Digital is showing off at MWC this year.

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Users can also look forward to launching and loading apps faster thanks to support for the A2 class specification.

The SD Association published a microSD Express whitepaper.

Micron's c200 1TB microSDXC UHS-I card comes with a 96-layer 3D quad-level cell (QLC) and NAND technology to bring such a large capacity to a small memory card. Meanwhile the Sandisk card will cost a whopping $450 (roughly Rs 31,300).

Properly equipped phones are required to reach the speeds indicated by SanDisk and Micron. As long as you are willing to pay a price premium for a 1TB internal storage on your new phone or put a 1TB microSD card inside.

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. All of these need storage in order to work to the best of their ability, or to simply work at all.

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