February 25, 2019

Has Science Finally Gone Too Far With World’s First 1TB MicroSD?

1TB MicroSD
Things are getting out of hand fast as Sandisk has unveiled new 1-terabyte SD cards.

Just a few months ago, mad engineers at Lexar seemed to overstep the bounds of space and recording capabilities when they announced the world’s first 1TB SD card (read our full write-up here).

Now, just a few months later, has science progressed too far with the even more insane world’s first 1TB MICRO SD cards being unveiled by SanDisk with the UHS-I microSDXC? Let's take a look and see.

1TB MicroSD Cards Are Here

MicroSD 1TB

Announced by Micron and Western Digital at Mobile World Congress, these new cards are reportedly set for 100MB/s read speed and 95MB/s max write performance which should meet UHS-I Speed 3 and Video Speed Class 30 specifications for “video recording of 4K content, game consoles and burst-mode still photography.”

“Micron’s technology leadership in 3D NAND with CMOS under the array and 96-layer QLC has been instrumental in developing and launching the world’s first 1TB microSD card. The new c200 1TB microSD card gives consumers the freedom to capture, share, store and enjoy more content while supporting their mobile-centric lifestyles.” - Aravind Ramamoorthy, senior director of NAND solutions for Micron's Embedded Business Unit

Price and release reports for the Western Digital 1TB SanDisk has the MicroSD available in April at a $450 price point. Although we’ll keep you posted as exact prices and links are confirmed.

What do you think about these new MicroSD breakthroughs? Are you excited for more micro recording space? Or has science once again overstepped its bounds? Let us know!     

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It's all part of the process, this is just a step in the right direction...ie: ...we had to do this, so we can get a 2TB micro SD card...then we might have a 1TB Micro SD that is fast enough to record 4k RAW ..not H264-265 from your iPhone or GoPro and only costs $150 .... just sayin

February 25, 2019 at 12:35PM

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The brand's name is SANdisk, not SCANdisk... Just sayin'

February 25, 2019 at 1:42PM

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Emmanuel Decarpentrie
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congrats .. you want a cookie now?

February 25, 2019 at 2:26PM

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hazem
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At least, my comment was productive: the article has now been corrected.

OTOH, your comment is both unnecessary and condescending to say the least...

February 26, 2019 at 5:23AM

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Emmanuel Decarpentrie
Director of Photography
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lmaooo i was just joking

February 26, 2019 at 4:35PM

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hazem
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OK!
I admit I am a bit perfectionist, like pretty much everyone else I know in the movie industry BTW...

March 5, 2019 at 2:36AM, Edited March 5, 2:42AM

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Emmanuel Decarpentrie
Director of Photography
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Awesome. Now let's get those cfast cards down to a reasonable price.

February 25, 2019 at 5:16PM

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Dantly Wyatt
Musical Comedy & Content Creator.
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The real question is...why the fuck would anyone even want this? It's so small and it's $450 bucks. I lose micro SDs all the time. Why not get 4 128 gig Micro SDs? It just doesn't seem practical.

February 25, 2019 at 6:17PM

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JJ
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The real answer is because it makes your 128gb Micro SD that much cheaper! Seriously, what do you think came before any of the shit you own today! Maybe you should be thankful for the engineers who provide the technology to allow you to post stupid comments on the interwebs!

February 25, 2019 at 10:03PM

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I'm going to wait for the 128TB sd cards.

February 25, 2019 at 11:28PM, Edited February 25, 11:30PM

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Cem
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How long does it take to copy 1 tb to this card.......write speeds need to be upped along with the HD capacity, I stopped buying spinning hard drives over 2 tb for this reason (except the 8tb drive I have for backup)......my old USB 2 based HD's create a fun game for the kids "watch the progress bar move slowly".....it can entertain for a WHOLE day!

February 26, 2019 at 12:45AM

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Now that I have been appointed to the board of IaOCCPotNM ( Irritating & Overused Cliches & Catch Phrases of the New Media), Iv'e been "curating" *
the new list and "Just Sayin' " has just been put on the LIST ... Just Sayin'

*In response to your earlier question, yes - "Curate / Curated / Curating" Are on the LIST

March 1, 2019 at 2:52PM

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Call me again when they reach 1 YodaByte per square millimeter!

March 8, 2019 at 1:13PM, Edited March 8, 1:13PM

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