Western Digital, Micron launches 1TB microSD card at MWC 2019

If you are one of those people who laments the lack of microSD card with 1TB storage capacity, now is the time to rejoice. Western Digital and Micron have announced UHS-I microSD cards with 1TB storage capacity at MWC 2019 to meet the demand of professionals for superior storage space. Micron’s storage solution is called the Micron c200 1TB microSDXC UHS-I and will be available in the second quarter of 2019. Western Digital’s offer will be shelved as the Sandisk Extreme MicroSDXC UHS-I and will be available for purchase from April 2019.

The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I 1TB microSD card is priced at $ 449.99 (approximately Rs. 32,000) and is now available for pre-order from the official SanDisk website, when selected retail partners begin offering high-powered microSD cards in April. As far as specification goes, Western Digital’s 1TB microSD card claims to have data read speeds of up to 160MBps and a maximum data write speed of 90MBps. The storage solution follows the A2 specification for launching and loading the app, including the claimed performance output of 400 IOPS (read) and 2000 IOPs (write), however, the results may vary depending on the capabilities of the host device.

On the other hand, the Micron c200 1TB microSD card offers slightly lower read speeds of 100MBps and write speeds of 95MBps. It claims to accelerate the writing speed of micron card data using dynamic SLC cache as well as automated resource management for sustainable maximum performance. Just like the SanDisk Extreme 1TB microSD card, the Micron c200 also meets the A2 specification for handling applications.

Moreover, it employs Micron 96-layer 3D QLC NAND and supports video speed class 30. The Micron c200 1TB microSD card is currently undergoing sampling and will be widely available in Q2 2019. However, there is no talk about its value

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