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SanDisk starts to sell its very first 64GB microSDXC cards - priced at $220 a pop

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SanDisk starts to sell its very first 64GB microSDXC cards - priced at $220 a pop
With the rise of high-definition video recording, one of the obstacles that multimedia buffs tend to face is the amount of free storage available to them on their devices. Of course, some people like that they have the flexibility of off-loading content to their computers to free up some capacity, but some simply prefer keeping everything in one spot. As a result, storage is going to be a constant issue for some.

Needless to say, some people are probably more than content with 32GB microSD cards, especially when they seem sufficient enough to handle the needs of the most demanding users out there. However, if that’s simply not enough to satisfy your voracious appetite, then you might want to consider checking out SanDisk’s recently launched 64GB microSDXC card. Basically, this card is one blazing piece of technology as it features transfer speed of up to 30Mbps – and provides Class 6 performance.

Obviously, this news will bring joy to some people out there, but sadly, today’s cell phones won’t be able to accommodate it just yet. At best, they’re compatible with microSD cards up to 32GB in size. Still, you know this is something that’ll surely find its place among mobile devices down the line.

If you’re interested, the only place where you can nab one is through SanDisk’s web site for a whopping $219.99, which is the same cost as some of today’s high-end smartphones.

source: SanDisk via Phonescoop

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posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:31 4

1. G-Reg (unregistered)


Bit lost on the transfer speed...

Class | Speed

Class 2 | 2 MB/s
Class 4 | 4 MB/s
Class 6 | 6 MB/s
Class 10| 10 MB/s

Class is what tells the user the transfer speed so im just confused on a class 6 doing 30mb/s

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:23 4

4. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


This is Phonearena, where all your fantasies come true...

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 04:54

12. joaolx (Posts: 334; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I have a class 4 micro SD card with 4GB and it has more data transfer than 4 MB/s, I think it actually is 13.3MB/s on mine.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 05:39 1

13. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


The class is related to the speed at which data can "record". The reading data rate will be way higher like your 13.3MB/s on a class 4. Class 10 cards (like my Lexar Class 10) are like 22MB/s read.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 08:24 1

14. SigmaTau (unregistered)


The author's speed is in Mb, yours is in MB. Big difference.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:00 1

2. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Dang $219.99! thats freaking crazy. I can buy an external TB for that price!.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:15 2

3. Aluren (unregistered)


Good luck fitting your external drive into your camera/phone

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:30 1

6. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Im just saying...the price you pay for top of the line new memory storeing micro technology is insane. I'll wait a year and then get one for at least 1/3 less :P

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:24 3

5. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I can get a SATA III 120Gb SSD hard drive for less than that... The price you pay for unsupported cutting edge technology!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 17:31 1

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


32GBs is enough for me on my cell phone, I hardly even have half of the space filled.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 14:03

15. Goldeneye (Posts: 345; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Just start using your beloved SGSII for recording 1020p videos or start liking to store movies or download serious games like the ones available in IOS and maybe won't be enough anymore, just saying

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 20:06 1

8. hepresearch (unregistered)


Every electronic file I have ever created or collected in my entire life thus far fits inside of 4GB... at this rate, I will not need a 64GB microSDXC card until I am... well, long dead. Maybe they'll be a lot cheaper by then!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 20:38

9. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


please tell me where i can find a high end phone for $219.99, because most of them are $219.99 + 24 x plan's monthly fee
this is why people think buying contract phones is cheap but actually they are quite expensive

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 01:08 1

10. cncrim (Posts: 419; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I wait until the SDXC get to 1Tetra or more then I will buy one.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 04:20 1

11. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


SanDish? Is that the new Chinese manufacturer? Lol

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 19:41

17. NZtechfreak (unregistered)


Actually these cards do work in lots of existing Android devices:

http://www.androidnz.net/2011/09/sandisk-64gb-micro-sdxc-cards-confirmed.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYUg14u_co8

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