When you wanted to save things a couple of decades ago, you’d see evidence of it in clutter around your house. Boxes of junk, trunks of photo albums, that kind of thing. Now, we’ve come to take digital storage for granted with flash and cloud storage easy and cheap to access.
SanDisk is now taking that convenience a step further, unveiling the largest ever microSD card at IFA 2017.
The SanDisk microSXDC USH-I packs a whopping 400GB of storage space into a card no bigger than your fingernail. And not only is it the largest storage capacity you can find on a memory card, it also has a decently fast read speed at 100MB/s. That means you can transfer about 1,200 photos in a minute.
Most importantly, the card is also compatible with 1080p video, which is essential for it to be used not just in smartphones but also GoPro cameras, drones, and the like. And all of that for $250 (approximately Rs 16,000) with a 10-year warranty.
Sure, that price is a little steep, but consider that memory card prices are always dropping. A SanDisk 200GB memory card launched in 2015 was then priced at $399, whereas the later launched 256GB card released for $200. Eventually, even the 400GB card will be quite affordable.
So, just how much can you store on a 400GB microSD? Well, if you’re a photographer with a DSLR storing RAW images (each estimated at around 26MB), that means space for over 15,300 photos. If you’re a music aficionado storing FLAC files, ie high quality lossless audio at a the maximum sampling frequency, that’s still 2,051 songs on average.
If you’d instead prefer more MP3 files, that’s about 35,000 songs in your playlist, or more than 73 days of listening!
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