At the company’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, SanDisk announced today the imminent release of the single largest-capacity microSD card ever created. This tiny storage medium offers an unprecedented 128GB of space, but don’t expect it to come cheap.
The 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC™ UHS-I memory card provides desktop computer amounts of storage in your mobile device — thousands of hours of music and hundreds of hours of video. The need for cloud storage options to supplement the paltry 16 – 32 GB of local hard drive space have suddenly become a moot point. This breakthrough marks a magnitude increase in storage since the first microSD card hit the market a decade ago with just 128 MB of space.
“Until now, consumers had to spread out their content between multiple products because the memory on those devices was not able to hold enough data in one place,” explained Stuart Robinson, the director of Handset Component Technologies, Strategy Analytics, said in a press release. “This 128GB microSD card is going to be popular as the preferred removable storage option, giving users fast, secure and reliable access to their personal data archives.” What’s more, the new microSD card will include access to a new version of the SanDisk Memory Zone app which enables users to view, access, and backup locally stored files from a mobile device’s internal storage, transferring them to the the new card.
The new line of Ultra microSDXC cards will span from 8GB to 128GB and run between $US30 and $US200. No Australian pricing or availability just yet, though.