The 1TB micro SD arrive: SanDisk and Micron announce the first models

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The two manufacturers brought the first microSD memory cards with a storage space of 1 TB to Mobile World Congress 2019. SanDisk and Micron brought the first models of microSD memory cards with the 1TB capacity to Mobile World Congress 2019.

The SanDisk model is marked by the manufacturer as “the fastest in the world”, adopting the microSDXC UHS-I and A2 standards. The new memory card responds to the needs of the latest generation contents, offering a combination of “performance and capacity”. The devices on which these cards give the best are obviously smartphones. But also drone and high bit rate action camera.

The SanDisk Extreme UHS-I 1 TB microSD can reach speeds of up to 160 MB / s in data reading. And designed to transfer “tons of content as quickly as possible”, completing operations in half the time required from the microSD UHS-I standards on sale today. The new cards, which will also be available in the most democratic 512 GB cut. Take advantage of the latest technologies available among those owned by Western Digital in the flash memory sector and will be available from April.

The SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD 512 GB and 1 TB are already available for pre-order on the official website At a price of $ 199.99 and $ 449.99 respectively.

We do not know details on the prices of the models that will be placed in commercial circuits by Micron. The Micron c200 1TB microSDXC UHS-I in particular. Will use the NAND quad-level 3D cell (QLC) technology in 64 layers to obtain the high storage capacity combined. which is defined by the manufacturer a good efficiency in production costs. The Micron model ensures lower performance than those of SanDisk, although in absolute more than optimal.

We have in this case the support for the A2 App Performance Class specifications. And can show performances of 100 MB / s in reading and 95 MB / s in writing. They are also compatible with the specifications UHS-I Speed Class 3 and Video Speed Class 30 in other words. Their use is recommended on both smartphones and high-performance cameras. As well as specifically for recording content at 4K resolution o for installation on gaming consoles or cameras with high frame rate bursts.

The 1 TB Micron c200 will be available from the “second quarter of 2019”. In the same family, we will see models starting from 128 GB, all with the same specifications.

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