SanDisk is Now The Creator of the World’s Highest Capacity MicroSD Card
Since the dawn of human race, our kind has looked for ways to store data. After centuries, we managed to create our first hard-drive back in 1980, that featured 1GB of storage capacity. At the time, that HDD was the size of your refrigerator.
It’s hard to believe that in a matter of decades, we are able to store 200GB of data on a disk as big as our fingernail. During Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, SanDisk revealed the world’s largest MicroSD card in terms of storage capacity. The tiny chip can store upto 200GB of data, which is beyond incredible.
That’s more space than some modern day laptops and other devices offer. Here’s what SanDisk had to say:
200GB* SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC™ UHS-I card, Premium Edition, the world’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. In just one year after introducing its record-breaking 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, SanDisk has increased storage capacity by 56% within the same fingernail-sized form factor.
All of this is really tempting and I would love to grab one of these cards, but how will I use it? As far as I know (correct me if I’m wrong), smartphones around the world support a maximum of 128GB of external storage. That’s not all, some company’s have even started to drop external storage, the latest example being Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
So to use this new MicroSD, the world will require a new breed of smartphones. Still, if you wish to grab the new Juggernaut of a chip, you’ll have to spend a huge amount. It will be available for $399.99 sometime in Q2 2015.
SanDisk seems to be proud of this achievement, no doubt they have all the right to be.
We continue to push technology boundaries to deliver record-breaking solutions that transform the way consumers use their mobile devices, by focusing on achieving new capacity and speed milestones, we are able to deliver trusted mobile memory solutions that give consumers the freedom to never stop capturing, saving, or sharing – with the benefit of fast speeds to transfer it all quickly.
The price is a bit too much and I don’t think average users like us will even require so much space on a mobile device. What do you think?
Sikander is a gamer at heart and loves to write about the latest technology trends. He does it all in the name of Techfrag!