SanDisk crams 200GB onto MicroSD

Network World | Mar 5, 2015

The card will cost $400 and be available worldwide in the second quarter.

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This MicroSD card can hold a whopping 200 gigabytes of data.

The card will cost $400 and be available worldwide in the second quarter. The 200 gig card represents a 56 percent increase in storage from the 128 gig model. SanDisk said it used a proprietary design and production process that allows for more bits of memory per chip.

This means gadgets like action cameras and smartphones will be able to store more data, pictures and videos. That's not the case for all smartphones though as some vendors have never supported removable storage or are moving away from the practice. Apple's iPhone never included microSD card slots and Samsung's newest flagship phones, the S6 and S6 Edge depart from the companies usual practice of including a microSD support.

The Sandisk card supports data transfer at up to 90 megabytes per second or about 1200 photos a minute.

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nick Barber, IDG News Service.