SanDisk's latest microSD cards are a whopping 200 GB

By Scorpus
Mar 1, 2015
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  1. While many companies are in Barcelona to announce their latest smartphones and wearables, SanDisk is talking about storage. Specifically, the company has today announced a number of new microSD cards for your smartphone, including one with a record amount of storage.

    The 200 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition (yes, that's the official name) replaces previous 128 GB cards at the top of SanDisk's microSD line-up. While they didn't manage to straight up double the capacity of 128 GB cards, most likely due to density and cost concerns, packing 56% more storage in a fingernail-sized chip is still an impressive feat.

    SanDisk rates their 200 GB card as capable of 90 MB/s transfers in ideal conditions. It'll go on sale sometime in Q2 2015, complete with a ten-year warranty, for a tidy $399.99: more than four times the price of a 128 GB card.

    At MWC 2015, SanDisk also announced two new microSDXC cards designed for high endurance operations such as dashcams and video surveillance systems. These cards are part of a new High Endurance Video Monitoring (HEVM) line, and can withstand 10,000 or 5,000 hours of 1080p recording for the 64 GB and 32 GB models respectively.

    Like most microSDs, these cards are rated as shock proof, water proof and resistant to high temperatures. The HEVM line will go on sale shortly for $84.99 (32 GB) and $149.99 (64 GB).

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,106   +1,375

    How timely, with Samsung just announcing no more microSD in the new Galaxy phones :)
    I bet SanDisk will never disclose what those conditions are, so people will never know why the speed never goes to 90 MB/s :)
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Way too pricey for my taste. I'll stick with USB for 20% the price, if I have the option. I'd like to have MicroSD, but the form factor has a huge markup.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,525   +828

    Anyone know (in dummy terms) how one possibly fits so much info in so little space?
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,106   +1,375

    Last edited: Mar 1, 2015
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  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,092

    Who knows, but it's crazy. I remember back in 1998 I had a Sparq drive. (external hard drive with disks) The disks could hold an ENTIRE gigabyte. Cost me like $150. They were about the size of a coaster... like 3 inch, by 3 inch square and about 1/2 inch thick. Dumb thing broke in a few months and the company is now out of business. Now we have 200 times more storage at 1/1000th the space for... ok, it's not actually cheaper, but still, very impressive. :)
  7. JakeT

    JakeT TS Member Posts: 74   +20

    You can shoot for a whole year without ever uploading your images to your hdd.
    Like that ole 36 frame roll of Kodachrome you could never finish.... that sounded so lame. lol
  8. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,318   +262

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  9. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,159   +67

    Is this the first SD card size which isn't a power of 2?
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  10. JakeT

    JakeT TS Member Posts: 74   +20

  11. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,488   +666

    May take awhile before the prices fall back down out of the stratosphere!
  12. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,318   +262

    Oh, ~only~ 56MB? That's a hair north of 3650 pictures on the card, which is pretty amazing. However, there's no way that this card could keep up with that 5fps shutter and that buffer would fill up so very fast, the poor thing. But I guess that's why you'd use an SD card instead huh?

    1TB or storage with the dual SD slots in the 5DS, talk about dense. I'd still use CF Cards though because I'm old fashioned.

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