SanDisk and Micron Announced 1TB microSD Cards

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Today, both SanDisk and Micron revealed the first 1TB microSD cards to the world. I guess someone should tell the guys at SanDisk and Micron that the world is now preferring cloud storage over local storage. Of the two, the Sandisk card will have a slightly higher read speed while Micron will have the faster write speed. Micron offers 100MB/s read and 95MB/s writes while SanDisk is faster at reading, with 160MB/s and 90MB/s writing data.

The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I 1TB microSD card is priced at $449.99 (around Rs. 32,000) and is now up for pre-order from the official SanDisk website, while select retail partners will start offering the high capacity microSD card in April. However retail is the most natural and straightforward way to sell microSD cards, so it would make a great deal of sense for Micron to partner with large retailers and retail chains.

This morning, SanDisk announced new 1TB Extreme cards with an A2 rating. Prior to that, the prices of microSD cards with different capacities had dropped, signaling the arrival of new storage capacities.

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Both cards meet the speed requirements for the A2 standard, meaning they're suitable for running applications. Honestly, I can see many passing on the SDcard due to the hefty price tag but my question is, is it worth the price?

Moreover, it employs the Micron 96-layer 3D QLC NAND and has Video Speed Class 30 support. The cards reach these record-breaking speeds by leveraging Western Digital's proprietary flash technology. But the big question is backwards compatibility - to which the answer is yes, if you put an Express card into an older device, it will work as a normal legacy SD card.

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