SanDisk’s 200 GB microSD card is now available to purchase, and the price isn't that high


It was suggested upon introduction that SanDisk's 200 GB microSD card would cost around $400 at launch, but in fact, you can snag the thing on Amazon for just over half of that. SanDisk is one of a cluster of companies looking to push the boundaries of storage technology, and despite having apparently been bested by Microdia's $1,000, 512 GB microSD card, the $239 asking price for the company's just-released 200 GB model seems a comparative steal. 

The movers and shakers in the modern tech world are trying to sway consumers towards a cloud-centric future. At the moment, however, many are being dragged kicking and screaming, particularly with the all-too-frequent outages of cloud services and perpetual privacy concerns. As such, physical storage devices and peripherals remain in high demand, and with SanDisk now offering 200 GB of additional real estate for just over 200 bucks, mobile device users will be able to carry around considerably more data than has been possible before now. 

First unveiled at Mobile World Congress back in March, it was thought that the waterproof, x-ray and magnet-proof microSD card would cost in the region of $399.99. But for the precise sum of $239.44, the 200 GB card is shipped free of charge, saving just over $10 on Amazon's $249.99 list price. 

With read speeds of up to 90 MB/s, the 200-gig SanDisk Ultra (SDSDQUAN-200G-G4A) card can store up to 20 hours of FHD video. As smartphone cameras continue to improve, offering 4K video, RAW photo shooting and other such space-hoarding perks, a 200 GB card will become more commonplace among the wider point-and-shoot community. For now, though, such a card will mostly be reserved for pro shooters and DSLR enthusiasts, for whom hundreds of gigabytes can often seem like chickenfeed. 

If you are interested in bumping up storage by 200 GB, you can grab SanDisk's new mircoSD card through Amazon at the source. 

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42 Comments

1. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

That's...actually an acceptable price :)

15. waddup121 unregistered

#worth!

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and plentiful of space for my porn ;)

34. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

My 128GB is already full of H.

48. MSi_GS70 unregistered

u crazy even if u wud buy 200 it wouldn't be enough for you . u need 1TB micro sd..

41. Simona unregistered

:DDDDD

40. Simona unregistered

no one smartphone support 200GB

2. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

cool.my Z2 has 16GB internal and i have a 64GB SD card.overall I have only 4Gb free.will be buying one when i get Z5 hopefully.I have many PSP,Ds and even PS1 games i play with emulaters and also I like my music local and in high quality formats like Flac and highres.(at least Metallica songs)

24. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

High five, storing music on your local disc rules

3. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Good news for all the consumer especially those who use SD card in their mobile phones. Maybe in 2016 they will introduce android phones that can expand up to 200 GB SD card. Note 4 up to 128 GB SD card support.

5. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Some phones can have up to 2TB of memory(for now there are no 2TB SD cards).check dells latest venue tablet and some Lg midrangers also

6. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Yes, Dell Venue 8 7000 up to 512 GB.

44. Hulas

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

ya vega iron supports up to 2 TB

8. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I bet that the Note 4 also can use 200gb without any problems. It just isnt tested yet.

43. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Maybe the Note 5/6. S7 without SD card again but they will make 64GB, 128GB. iPhone 7 maybe 64GB, 128GB (NO SD CARD)

10. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Officially listed support doesn't exclude it from working. The S3 only officially supported up to 32gb, but I had both a 64gb and 128gb, and both worked may fine in it. So long as it's microsdxc and formatted properly, it very likely could work.

20. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC M9 support up to 2048 gb sim card :) Same for LG G4

27. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Have you actually try using 200GB in the Note4? SDXC's limit is capped at 2TB

42. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

No. I use 32 GB SD card only for my Note 4 before and the 32 GB internal memory.

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I know and can deal with the facts of technology improving, but 200 gb on a microSD card is still bloody amazing, those things are tiny, yet store so much, man technology is amazing.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Not a bad price, but good luck having a device that will actually work with it now.

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC M9 and LG G4 support up to 2 TB sd card. Instead of drinking the propaganda coolaide you guys could check what phones can do first.

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

This is pretty good deal for those who take 4k video, I use 16 which is enough for me

12. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Its pretty nice but there are not so many devices out there supporting 200 Gb yet, keep looking to the future :D (hope OEMs stop forcing devices to not-support SD as Galaxy S6, G2, etc)

17. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Actually you can, there are reviews on amazon saying that they are using it in S5, Droid, Note 4, G3, M9 and so on

22. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC M9 and LG G4 both support up to 2 TB SD card so those 200 gb are a joke.

28. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

All SDXC reader should support 2TB

32. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Tried my 128 sandisk on my friend's S3 before. It worked fine and he bought himself one as he doesn't like upgrading phones every year. They just put the number limit but it can read 128 and upper.

18. pt020

Posts: 164; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Have a 128GB microsd for my phone - 60$ ...why so expensive? and how come 200GB and not 256GB?

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Technology limitation? They are rugged micro SD card resistant to a lots of stuff.

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