Sandisk’s Massive 1TB microSD Card Now Available

1TB MicroSD and SD cards are a thing now and it looks like it won’t be too long before we see even bigger capacity cards in this class in the not so distant future. Announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in February, the Sandisk Extreme 1TB microSD card is now available to pre-order from familiar authorised dealers such as B&H for $449 with shipping to commence soon.

Whether you want maximum extra storage for your smartphone, drone or action camera such as the newly announced DJI OSMO Action, the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD card reaches speeds up to 160 MB/s and 90 MB/s write (the Extreme PLUS version bumps up the max read speeds up to 170MBs), ensuring fast and safe capture of high quality photos and videos.

According to WD, this new card allows users to transfer files in nearly half the time over standard UHS-I microSD cards currently on the market, all thanks to Western Digital’s proprietary flash technology at the heart of these new Sandisk Extreme/Extreme Plus cards.

The 1TB Sandisk Extreme MicroSD is A2 and V30 certified for 4K UHD video and are built tough for extreme durability under challenging environmental conditions.

1TB Sandisk Extreme V30 Highlights/Specs

  • Built for extreme conditions:
    • temperature proof, water proof, shock proof, and x-ray proof
  • Delivers 4K Ultra HD and Full HD video recording and playback
  • Meets the new UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and V30 for 4K/UHD video
  • Capacity: 1 TB
  • Read Speed: up to 170 MB/s
  • Write Speed: up to 90 MB/s
  • Video Speed: C10, U3, A2, V30
  • Form Factor: microSDXC
  • Pre-order: $449 at B&H

I’ve never been a huge proponent of massive storage capacities for removable media on cameras and other capture devices because of the omnipresent failure factor inherent in all media components, especially SD/SDXC and microSDXC cards.

I guess for some having a gigantic 1TB storage solution that can store all your photos and videos you capture in a day or two (or more) can have its benefits of not having to swap cards, but then the price is more than the action camera.

Sure, eventually prices will fall and buying 2 x 512GB cards at $200 a pop isn’t that much more cost beneficial, so in a way, having a 1TB may make some sense.

For more info and to browse other Sandisk microSD and SD cards head over to their website here.

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