Sandisk Introduces 400GB MicroSD Card

Western Digital’s Sandisk brand has introduced a new 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card — the highest-capacity microSD card available on the market.

Western Digital said the new 400GB card comes two years after the company introduced its 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card, with the new version doubling the storage capacity. This new milestone was achieved through leveraging proprietary memory technology, design and production processes that allow for more bits per die, said Western Digital.

Users will be able to transfer files with 100 MB/s speed which equals about 1,200 photos per minute. The card can be filled with up to 40 hours of video in full-HD resolution. The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I comes with a 10-year warranty.

"We are collecting and sharing massive amounts of data on smartphones, drones, tablets, PCs and laptops. We anticipate that storage needs will only continue to grow as people continue to expect more sophisticated features on their devices and desire higher quality content," Jeff Janukowicz, research vice president, IDC. "We estimate mobile device users worldwide will install over 150 billion applications alone this year, which require a ton of memory on all of our favorite devices."

The 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is priced at $249.99.

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