SanDisk’s 200GB Ultra® microSDXC™ UHS-I Premium Edition card holds an astonishing 200GB of storage in a standard MicroSD form factor. Before today, the largest card offered by SanDisk (or anyone else) was “just” 128GB. It’s not just big, it’s also fast: SanDisk rates the card at up to 90MB/s, so filling it up will only take, uh, 35 minutes… if you can find something that will let you transfer or write data that quickly. The card is designed specifically for Android phones and tablets (though the sheer size might cause problems for devices that are only expecting cards up to 64GB, even for SDXC), and SanDisk would be very much obliged if you installed their Memory Zone app to manage it.
So, how much will 200GB on a thumbnail-sized slice of silicon cost you? Four hundred bucks. Ouch. That’s four times the going rate of 128GB cards on Amazon, but at least you also get a 10-year warranty to go along with it. The Ultra 100GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition will go on sale sometime in the second quarter. And in case you’re wondering, the new HTC One M9 does include a MicroSD card slot.
Pricing and Availability
The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, features a ten-year limited warranty3 and will be available worldwide in Q2 at an MSRP of $399.99 (Approx. Rs. 25000).