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Sandisk Introduces the World’s Fastest UHS-I microSD Card

Western Digital’s Sandisk, in a race to introduce greater storage capacity in smaller packages, has released the world’s fastest UHS-I flash memory card — the 400GB1 SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card.

Sandisk is using Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona to demonstrate the future of flash memory card technology with Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe)-enabled cards. These cards are designed to deliver the performance required for the next wave of data and content-intensive applications.

The new 400GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD card is designed to help users move their high-quality content faster than before. At 160MB/s, the new card is more than 50 percent faster than current SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD cards. The card is able to reach this unprecedented speed by leveraging Western Digital proprietary technology. The card will also feature the A2 specification.

Sandisk said the speeds are essential for high-resolution content applications such as super-slow-motion video, RAW continuous burst mode and 8K video capture and playback. PCIe has traditionally been reserved for use in high-performance data center systems, where the single-lane PCIe Gen 3.0 standard specifications denote capabilities of achieving speeds of up to 985MB/s.

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