Western Digital has announced 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card at the MWC 2016 Asia in Shanghai, which becomes the fastest 256GB microSD card in the world offering read speeds of up to 100MB/s and write speeds of up to 90MB/s. SanDisk introduced Extreme PRO 64GB and 128GB cards with transfer speeds of up to 275MBps earlier this year.
It has also introduced 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition with read speeds of up to 95MB/s.
Both these cards are Shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof and are compatible with microSDHC and microSDXC supporting host devices.
The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition is priced at an MSRP of US$ 149.99 (Rs. 10,145 approx.) and will go on sale starting from August 2016 worldwide. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card is priced at an MSRP of US$ 199.99 (Rs. 13,530 approx.) and will go on sale worldwide in Q4 2016.
Commenting on the launch, Dinesh Bahal, vice president of SanDisk product marketing, Western Digital, said:
Our microSD cards are now at the center of many consumer devices, and we’re excited to not only raise the bar with the launch of the world’s fastest microSD card, but to also offer a family of 256GB microSD cards that give consumers the flexibility they need to capture life at its fullest. As a leading global storage provider with one of the most trusted flash brands, we take pride in transforming the way consumers capture, store and share their content.