SanDisk outs microSD card with 275 MB/s transfers

Shane McGlaun - Feb 22, 2016, 5:30 am CDT
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SanDisk outs microSD card with 275 MB/s transfers

SanDisk has unveiled a new microSD card that it claims to be the fastest storage solution of its kind in the industry. The new memory card is the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card and it is designed specifically for cameras that need high capacity and fast data transfers such as 4k resolution action cameras. The memory card is offered in 64GB and 128GB capacities.

Both are able to deliver data transfer speeds of up to 275 MB/s allowing users to offload large 4K video files faster. The memory cards also ship with a USB 3.0 card reader to offload the files to a PC for editing. The 64GB card will sell for $179.99 and the 128GB card will sell for $299.99 with both landing at retailers in Q2 around the US.

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“Today’s mobile devices are more sophisticated than ever, and require more advanced technology to deliver the best possible user experience,” said IDC Research Director for mobile and tablets Les Santiago. “As the demand for higher quality content such as Full HD and 4K video increases, the need for higher capacity, faster storage solutions grows exponentially. The Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card is at the forefront of delivering solutions that meet these evolving needs.”

SanDisk has also unveiled a new storage solution aimed directly at laptop and smartphone users with devices featuring the new USB Type-C port. The new product is a flash drive called the SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive and it is offered with up to 128GB of storage space. The drive supports USB 3.1 performance with transfer speeds of up to 150 MB/s making it the fastest USB Type-C drive that SanDisk offers.

It has a retractable USB connector and is compatible with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android. That app launches when the drive is plugged in giving access to data stored on the drive. The flash drive will be offered in 16GB for $19.99, 32GB for $29.99, 64GB for $49.99, and 128GB for $79.99. It’s unclear exactly when the new SanDisk flash drive will hit the market.


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