Western Digital And Micron launch 1TB micro SD Cards At MWC 2019
Do you need loads of storage on your device? What if one tiny card provides you 1TB storage? Yes, you read it right – MWC has seen an influx of high capacity memory cards this year. There is not one but two 1TB micro SD cards to make choice from – SanDisk and Micron.
Micron’s storage solution goes by the name Micron c200 1TB microSDXC UHS-I while the Western Digital’s offering will hit the shelves as SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I. Former will be available in the second quarter of 2019. Whereas, SanDisk 1TB micro SD card can be purchased starting April 2019.
SanDisk vs Micron: Tiny 1TB microSD Cards Are Breaking Speed Records
Both companies launched their variants of the 1TB microSD card at the event in Barcelona. However, There are some differences between the two.
Sandisk claims to be a little faster with up to 160MB/s read speeds and up to 90MB/s write speeds. On the other hand, Micron’s card can do up to 100MB/s and 95MB/s write speeds. These speeds still need to be tested though. Further, Both the 1TB micro SD cards follow the A2 specification for launching and loading apps.
The Micron c200 1TB microSD card is currently going through the sampling phase and will become widely available in Q2 2019. So this might be the reason why Micron hasn’t yet given any word on its pricing. Western Digital’s SanDisk is quite fast, the Company has not only revealed the pricing but has also made it available for pre-orders. The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I 1TB microSD card carries a price tag of Rs. 32,000.
One can buy a decent phone at this much price – this is what you must be thinking right now. Yes, you can have one but with storage much less than 1TB.
Do We Really Need It?
You probably do not need 1TB micro SD cards unless you shoot tons of videos with your smartphone. If you are a photographer or you own a Nintendo switch, you might fall in love with this tiny card. Personally, From the day I bought a phone with 64GB storage, I have stopped exasperating over insufficient storage. Moreover, most of the devices don’t even support this much big cards.