I’m old enough to remember spending $40 for a measly 1MB PlayStation memory card. Yea, that’s right, $40 for 1MB. Back then, memory was hard to come by, and it certainly wasn’t cheap. Well, times have changed. Memory is bountiful and prices continue to drop. Case in point (at least on the memory side), this 1TB microSD card. Let me repeat that again, 1TB!
Earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, SanDisk announced this monster of a memory card and said it would be hitting store shelves sometime in April. Obviously, they missed their mark, but thankfully, they weren’t too far off because we’re seeing these available for purchase from various retailers now.Before we go any further, we’re just going to warn you that these suckers are not cheap
On SanDisk’s website, they’re pricing these at $449 a piece. Amazon is selling them too, but at the time of writing this, it’s only available in the UK and Spain. No word yet when these will be available in the U.S.
For the complete rundown on specs, we suggest heading over the Amazon product page for all the details, but the main takeaway here is that it promises 160MB/s read speeds and up to 90MB/s write speeds. That’s good.
You may not necessarily need a 1TB microSD card, but if you do, it’s now available. If the $449 price tag is putting you off, your next best bet is SanDisk’s 512GB card which goes for $200. Either way, you have options now.
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