SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC card is optimized for 4K video

SanDisk has announced a pair of new memory cards that are specifically made to store lots of data and run at high speeds needed for the best performance in video cameras and other devices. The new memory cards include the 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition. The former is billed as the fastest microSDXC card in its class.

"Our microSD cards are now at the center of many consumer devices, and we're excited to not only raise the bar with the launch of the world's fastest microSD card, but to also offer a family of 256GB microSD cards that give consumers the flexibility they need to capture life at its fullest," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president of SanDisk product marketing, Western Digital. "As a leading global storage provider with one of the most trusted flash brands, we take pride in transforming the way consumers capture, store and share their content."

These new memory cards are ideal for use in smartphones, drones, and action cameras thanks to performance and capacity. The massive storage capacity is perfect for working with 4K video cameras and high-resolution digital photography. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I delivers read speeds of up to 100MB/s and write speeds up to 90MB/s and holds an estimated 14 hours of 4K video.

The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition aims at smartphone and tablet users who don't want to run out of space on their devices. The card can store 24 hours of Full HD video and transfers at speeds up to 95MB/s. That speed would allow users to transfer 1,200 photos in one minute. The memory cards will work with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android making it easy to manage and backup data from Android devices to the memory cards. The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition ships in August for $149.99 with the 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I selling in Q4 2016 for $199.99.