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SanDisk Announces a 400GB UHS-I microSDXC Card

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As mobile content and applications grow increasingly sophisticated, Western Digital Corporation 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 400GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card, and demonstrating the future of flash memory card technology with Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe)-enabled cards, designed to deliver the performance required for the next wave of data and content-intensive applications.

Whether it's exploring a new world in an immersive virtual reality app, or capturing 4K footage on a smartphone or drone, consumers can count on Western Digital to deliver even more robust mobile flash memory technology that offers them a premium experience on their favorite device.



The company's new 400GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD card is designed to help consumers move their high-quality content faster than ever. At 160MB/s, the new card is more than 50 percent faster than current SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD cards. The card is able to reach this unprecedented speed by leveraging Western Digital proprietary technology. The card will also feature the A2 specification to help launch and load apps at blazing speeds.

"Consumers expect an increasingly better mobile experience, and with our 3D NAND technology, we are pushing the boundaries of innovation to enable them to create and enjoy more rich content on their devices. Our expertise in flash memory and microSD card electronics enables us to achieve unmatched performance. The breakthrough SanDisk microSD card is evidence of Western Digital's commitment to delivering more advanced solutions that enable data to thrive," said Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general manager, Client Solutions, Western Digital.

Western Digital is also showcasing a new platform to enable the future of flash memory cards with a demonstration of its PCIe-enabled SD card. In anticipation of the next generation of high-performance mobile computing requirements, implementing PCIe technology will deliver the ability to read data files faster than today's platform. Through Western Digital's broad portfolio, this technology can now be demonstrated to boost the performance of SD cards. These speeds are essential for high-resolution content applications such as super-slow-motion video, RAW continuous burst mode and 8K video capture and playback. PCIe has traditionally been reserved for use in high-performance data center systems, where the single-lane PCIe Gen 3.0 standard specifications denote capabilities of achieving speeds of up to 985MB/s.2

At Mobile World Congress, Fira Gran Via Exhibition Center in Barcelona, Spain, Hall 3, stand number 3K33, Western Digital is demonstrating the world's fastest UHS-I microSD card and PCIe-enabled flash memory card technology, as well as its new Western Digital PC SN720 and PC SN520 SSDs designed for responsive, always-connected user experiences on converged mobility devices.

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yeah but no, but yeah, i wish action cameras could use more than 128GB without borking out, Some phones can use up to 256GB so slapping down a 400GB MicroSD card is like yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh but nooooo
 
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yeah but no, but yeah, i wish action cameras could use more than 128GB without borking out, Some phones can use up to 256GB so slapping down a 400GB MicroSD card is like yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh but nooooo

you do realize more than just cameras use these cards right?
 

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160MB/s and UHS-I? Huh? Did SD specs change again or something?

Very odd... UHS is a different protocol/operation mode... So when using UHS its going to get capped at 100MB/s
The other standards, V30 is 30MB/s min... and A2 is more fun.

"At MWC 2017 the SDA expanded the application performance class with a new A2 rating. This rating requires SD cards to provide a random performance of 2000 write IOPS and 4000 read IOPS, while leaving sustained sequential read/write speed at 10 MB/s."
 
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The new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, and the Sony Xperia XZ2 are able to use 400GB MicroSD's.. and I'm sure many other new 'flagship' phones being released will support the 400 GB MicroSD.
 
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The new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, and the Sony Xperia XZ2 are able to use 400GB MicroSD's.. and I'm sure many other new 'flagship' phones being released will support the 400 GB MicroSD.

I still don't understand the need for such massive cards in phones. I have a 32GB phone and a 16GB card in mine and neither are full - and that is with offline maps for most of Europe. Can someone please enlighten me?
 
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I still don't understand the need for such massive cards in phones. I have a 32GB phone and a 16GB card in mine and neither are full - and that is with offline maps for most of Europe. Can someone please enlighten me?

If one takes lot of raw pictures, 1080p, 2160p videos with phone. But still 400GB is awful lot to fill up(some multi day music festival).
 
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I still don't understand the need for such massive cards in phones. I have a 32GB phone and a 16GB card in mine and neither are full - and that is with offline maps for most of Europe. Can someone please enlighten me?

I've got 300GB of music alone, then 200GB of photos and video, toss in another 400GB of movies. Probably unusual, I'm sure.
 
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I've got 300GB of music alone, then 200GB of photos and video, toss in another 400GB of movies. Probably unusual, I'm sure.
I also have 80GB of music and about 3TB of movies and series, but I don't need to have them with me all the time...
 
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I also have 80GB of music and about 3TB of movies and series, but I don't need to have them with me all the time...

What if you could? :cool:
 
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