SanDisk Announces 400GB Ultra microSDXC Card

Mobile technology—particularly communications—have transformed the world as we know it today. In fact, most of us would not be able to function efficiently without the developments and advancements in computing and telecom that now can fit in our pockets.

But one bane of personal devices getting smaller and smaller is that we have to sacrifice some type of quality for another. If you want fast processing you might not have the best storage, for example. Actually, it seems like storage is the thing that most mobile device users have to do without out.

Indeed, Android phones, these days, typically come with limited storage. And, thanks to all the companies who want their native apps on the devices they sell—often called “bloatware”—what is already pretty limited storage can sometimes because next to non-existent. Fortunately, most [Android] phone manufacturers can build them with something called “expandable memory” which basically just means that you can use a microSD card to give your device more storage options.

Of course, this is an added expense, but it does allow you to have some options. If you are a mobile phototaker or you like music or video or you like to have a lot of apps, there are lots of storage options for you.

And SanDisk has just added a new option: the largest microSD card ever made. This record-breaking microSDXC “ultra” card offers a whopping 400GB capacity. Before this, the largest card you could buy was 250GB.

SanDisk comments on the release: “Two years after introducing its record-breaking 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, Western Digital has doubled the capacity within the same tiny form factor. Keeping up with the demands of today’s mobile-centric lifestyle, the new SanDisk microSD card provides consumers with the freedom to capture, save and share photos, videos and apps, and enjoy offline content — all without worrying about storage limitations.”

In addition, the company also explains: “Ideal for Android smartphone and tablet users, the world’s highest-capacity card can hold up to 40 hours of Full HD video and features superfast transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s to deliver premium performance. At this transfer speed, consumers can expect to move up to 1,200 photos per minute. Additionally, the 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card meets the A1 App Performance Class specification, which means that the card can load apps faster.”

Of course, the SanDisk 400GB Ultra microSDXC card will also set you back $250, so weigh your options carefully.