This Is the World’s First 1TB microSD Card

1TB MicroSD

World's First 1TB MicroSD Cards Shown Off at MWC

Western Digital says that its new SanDisk card can reach read speeds of up to 160MB/s, while write speed tops out at a maximum of 90MB/s.

We've always been fans of the world that SanDisk does, and its certainly one of the first brand names we look for when making any sort of storage purchase. As per several news reports, both Micron and Western Digital's Sandisk have launched the world's first 1TB microSD cards. Well, technology evolved and slowly smartphone makers started offering more respectable amounts of storage yet they relied on users to buy microSD cards.

The 1TB SanDisk Extreme will be available at some point in April for $449.99, which is incredibly expensive but also incredibly expected. The company also appears to be working on Pro and Plus versions of the 1TB card that feature a slightly higher data read speed at 170 MB/s.

Different types of microSD cards such as microSD HC, XC and UC Express, will become available in the future.

The 1 Terabyte cards double the supported storage of microSD cards. However, that slower speed will likely come with a lower price tag as well. Now, Micron is raising the bar, officially introducing the first-ever 1TB microSD card. Like the SanDisk card, Micron's is A2 compliant for apps.

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. However, companies pretty much are done with MicroSD Cards (not you, Samsung) so it's odd that SanDisk and Micron invested time and money into the 1 TB cards.

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