Western Digital who completed the purchase of SanDisk last month for $16 billion has this week announced the launch of the world’s fastest 256GB microSD card. Which comes in the form of a new range that includes the new 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card, the fastest microSD card in its class.
As well as the new 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, the first 256GB card which has been specifically optimised for mainstream consumers.
The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition will start shipping in August 2016 and will be priced at $149.99. While the 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card will launch in Q4 2016 priced at $200. Western Digital explains more about the speeds you can expect from the new microSD cards.
The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card delivers unmatched transfer speeds of up to 100 MB/s, allowing users to save time transferring large files, as well as write speeds of up to 90 MB/s for rapid capture of photos. Users can record an estimated 14 hours of 4K UHD video on the 256GB card, making it ideal for high-performance drones, action cameras, and 4K-capable smartphones, among other devices.
The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, is ideal for Android-based smartphone and tablet users who don’t want to worry about running out of space on their devices. The new card is capable of storing more than 24 hours of Full HD video1, and also features premium transfer speeds of up to 95 MB/s. At this speed people can move files quickly – up to 1,200 photos in just one minute2.
Dinesh Bahal, vice president of SanDisk product marketing, Western Digital explains :
Our microSD cards are now at the center of many consumer devices, and we’re excited to not only raise the bar with the launch of the world’s fastest microSD card, but to also offer a family of 256GB microSD cards that give consumers the flexibility they need to capture life at its fullest. As a leading global storage provider with one of the most trusted flash brands, we take pride in transforming the way consumers capture, store and share their content.
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