Sandisk 256GB MicroSD Card Sets a New Capacity Record

SanDisk, now owned by Western Digital, has introduced a new suite of 256 gigabyte (GB) microSD cards — including the new 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card – the fastest microSD card in its class.

The first new Sandisk card in the series is the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I, Premium Edition. It is the company’s first 256GB card.

The Premium Edition of the microSDXC UH-I series is ideal for Android-based smartphone and tablet users who need a large amount of storage on their devices. The new card is capable of storing more than 24 hours of Full HD video, and also features premium transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s.

The second card in this new series, the 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I, delivers even higher transfer speeds, up to 100MB/s, which allows users to save time transferring large files. Users can record an estimated 14 hours of 4K UHD video on the 256GB card, making it ideal for high-performance drones, action cameras and 4K-capable smartphones.

The new cards deliver speed and capacity in a fingernail-sized card, giving drone and action camera users the performance and capacity needed to capture professional-grade videos and photos without users having to worry about running out of space on their device.

Whether shooting 4K UHD or Full HD video, the new 256GB cards give users the freedom to capture and carry a massive amount of content on their devices without concern about storage limitations.

Built to perform in harsh conditions, the new cards are also waterproof, temperature-proof, shock proof and X-ray proof.

The SanDisk microSD card line up is compatible with the SanDisk Memory Zone Android app, which gives users an easy way to manage and back up content on their device. The app is available free at the Google Play Store.

The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, is now available for $150. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card will be available worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2016 for $200.

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