SanDisk’s parent company, Western Digital has launched what according to it is the world’s fastest 256GB microSD card. The microSD card offers transfer and write speeds of up to 100MB/s and 90MB/s, with this speed, the chip can transfer a full HD movie in under 45 seconds.
The purpose of this microSD card is recording and saving 4K footage from smartphones, drones, action cameras, and similar products.
SanDisk also launched a more affordable version of the new SanDisk microSD card geared towards the average consumer, the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition has a transfer speed of up to 95MB/s, it also has a capacity of 256GB. SanDisk is yet to mention the write speed.
Both microSD cards from SanDisk are shock proof, waterproof, temperature proof, and X-ray proof. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSD card is priced at $199.99 and it will be available for purchase late this year while the $149.99 Premium Edition will be available starting August.
Samsung also offers a 256GB microSD card, but it’s only slightly slower than the 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card.
SanDisk Corporation is an American global company that designs, develops and manufactures flash memory storage devices and software and the third-largest manufacturer of flash memory in the world. The company is based in Milpitas, California. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of American technology company Western Digital.
In October 2015, Western Digital agreed to buy SanDisk Corp in a $19 billion deal. The proposed acquisition was cleared by the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) on 20 January 2016, and the Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) on 10 May 2016. On May 12, 2016, Western Digital Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. completed the acquisition of SanDisk Corporation.