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

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



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

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2275; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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

12. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

13. cheetah2k

Posts: 2275; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

14. SigmaTau unregistered

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

2. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

3. Aluren unregistered

Good luck fitting your external drive into your camera/phone

6. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 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

5. cheetah2k

Posts: 2275; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

15. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 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

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!

9. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 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

10. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

11. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

SanDish? Is that the new Chinese manufacturer? Lol

17. NZtechfreak unregistered

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