MicroSD Card Has Record 400 GB Capacity

MicroSD Card Has Record 400 GB Capacity
SanDisk's new Ultra microSDXC UHS-I lets smartphones store up to 40 hours of Full HD video.

(CCM) — Western Digital has smashed the microSD card storage record with the announcement of its fingernail-sized SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, which can hold 400 GB of data. The card is designed for Android smartphones and tablets, enabling them to hold up to 40 hours of Full HD video. With a data transfer speed of 100 MB/s, it is capable of moving up to 1,200 photos per minute, the company says.

Users can manage their phones' microSD card storage using the SanDisk Memory Zone app, which allows users to locate, organize, transfer, and back up data.

The new card is not the first ground-breaking storage device that Western Digital has introduced. Just two years ago the company introduced the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card with a then record 200 GB capacity, and in 2016 the company released the world's first SD card capable of storing 1 TB of data.

The microSD card market is booming at the moment, thanks to the vast amounts of data that smartphones capture with higher camera sensor resolutions and 4K video recording capabilities.

The 400 GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is available today with a retail price of $249.

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