Western Digital launches world’s fastest 256GM microSD card
Western Digital today introduced a new suite of 256 gigabyte (GB) microSD cards, which includes the new 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card – the fastest microSD card in its class. The new suite of cards also includes 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, the first 256GB card optimized for mainstream consumers. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card delivers unmatched transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s , allowing users to save time transferring large files, as well as write speeds of up to 90MB/s for rapid capture of photos. 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, among other devices.
The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, is capable of storing more than 24 hours of Full HD video , and also features premium transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s . At this speed user can move files very fast – up to 1,200 photos in just one minute. The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition is ideal for Android-based smartphone and tablet users who don’t want to worry about running out of space on their devices. Built to perform in harsh conditions, the new cards are also waterproof, temperature-proof, shock proof, and X-ray proof. The SanDisk microSD card lineup is compatible with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android, available for free through the Google Play Store. The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, will be available worldwide in August 2016 for approximately $149.99. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card will be available worldwide in Q4 2016 for $199.99.