SanDisk reveals ‘world’s fastest’ UHS-I microSD memory card

At Mobile World Congress 2018, Western Digital introduced a new Extreme 400GB A2 microSDXC card that officially tips the scales as the world’s fastest UHS-I microSD memory card. According to the WD—which is launching the card under the SanDisk brand it acquired in 2016—the new Extreme 400GB microSDXC offers read speeds up to 160MB/s and write speeds up to 90MB/s, making it over 50% faster than current UHS-I Extreme microSD cards.

The new Extreme 400GB microSDXC card has UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30) ratings, making it ideal for uninterrupted 4K Ultra HD video recording, among other things, says Western Digital. As with other Extreme-branded SD cards, this new model is durable across multiple fronts, including being water-, dust-, x-ray-, temperature-, and shock-proof.

Western Digital currently lists the Extreme 400GB A2 microSDXC card on its SanDisk website without availability and price details; however, Tom’s Hardware reports that the card will cost $300 USD.

Press Release

Western Digital Transforms the Mobile Experience with New High-Performance Solutions Designed to Address Today’s and Tomorrow’s Consumer Demand for High-Quality Content

At MWC 2018, company releases world’s fastest UHS-I microSD card, and reveals future of flash memory cards with PCIe enabled SD card demonstration.

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, Feb. 26, 2018 – As mobile content and applications grow increasingly sophisticated, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is transforming the mobile experience with new industry-leading mobile solutions designed to enable consumers to better capture, share and enjoy rich content on their devices. At Mobile World Congress, the company is releasing the world’s fastest UHS-I flash memory card, the 400GB1 SanDisk Extreme® UHS-I microSDXCTM card, and demonstrating the future of flash memory card technology with Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe)-enabled cards, designed to deliver the performance required → continue…

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