Western Digital recently announced their latest UHS-I microSDXC boasting a whopping 1TB capacity – the SanDisk Extreme 1TB microSDXC UHS-I memory card. The 1TB microSDXC card will be available in all three SanDisk Extreme variants: the Extreme Pro, Extreme Plus and Extreme. The 1TB Extreme Pro microSDXC offers read speeds of up to 170MB/s and write speed of up to 90MB/s. The Extreme Plus variant offers similar speeds with the Extreme Pro, while the Extreme (only) offers a slightly slower read speed of up to 160MB/s. Aside from the 1TB capacity, a 512GB capacity will be available as well. According to the company, the 1TB SanDisk Extreme will retail for $449.99 and will be available in retail stores in April 2019. Upon checking, Amazon.com already listed the 1TB capacity and 512GB capacity of the SanDisk Extreme microSD UHS-I, but they are not available yet at the time this article was published. More details from the official news below.
Western Digital Unveils World’s Fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD Card
As consumer demand for high-quality content continues to rise, Western Digital Corp. is enabling a bigger, faster experience with new industry-leading solutions that give consumers the best combination of performance and capacity so they can do more with the rich content they capture. At Mobile World Congress, the company is showcasing the world’s fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD flash memory card, the 1TB* SanDisk Extreme® UHS-I microSDXC™ card. The new card features higher speed and capacity for capturing and moving massive amounts of high-quality photos and videos on smartphones, drones and action cameras. These impressive levels of capacity and speed give consumers the ability to create all the content they want without worrying about space limitations or long transfer times.
Today’s smartphones and cameras allow consumers to create high-quality content in the palm of their hands, thanks to features like multi-lenses, burst mode capabilities and the 4K resolution. Western Digital continues to deliver the most advanced solutions to ensure consumers can reliably capture and share a special moment or create video content for personal or professional use.
“People trust SanDisk-brand cards to capture and preserve their world. Our goal is to deliver the best possible experience so consumers can share the content that’s important to them,” said Brian Pridgeon, director of marketing for SanDisk-branded products, Western Digital.
Designed to help move tons of high-quality content faster than ever, the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD card reaches speeds up to 160MB/s. This new card allows consumers to transfer files in nearly half the time over standard UHS-I microSD cards currently on the market. The cards reach these record-breaking speeds by leveraging Western Digital’s proprietary flash technology. The new SanDisk Extreme card will also be available in 512GB* capacity, and will feature the A2 specification for launching and loading apps at blazing speeds.
SanDisk Extreme 1TB and 512GB UHS-I microSD Pricing and Availability
The SanDisk 1TB and 512GB Extreme UHS-I microSDXC memory cards are available for pre-order now on SanDisk.com, and will be available at select retailers in April 2019. The 1TB SanDisk Extreme Plus microSDXC UHS-I will come with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $449.99 USD, while the 512GB capacity is priced at $199.99 USD.
SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC available on Amazon.com here