You can now buy a 400GB microSD card (if you can afford it)

You can now buy a 400GB microSD card (if you can afford it)

SanDisk has just introduced its newest microSD card and it's a 400GB one. Yep, no mistake it the numbers: this just happens to be the largest-capacity microSD card available on the market, and it comes at a hefty price, as you'd expect.

The new 400GB SanDisk microSD card costs a whopping $250. Up until now, Samsung's 256GB microSD card was the biggest one available, and it is currently sold for around $150 on Amazon in the United States.

In terms of transfer speeds, the new 400 gig SanDisk card can reach up to 100MB/s for file transfers and goes as SDXC UHS-I class of a card. It is rated as App Performance Class A1, a rating that signifies that the card can run apps as well. And usually this is phone makers number one concern with external cards: they are often slower than built-in memory. That is the number one reason why companies like Apple with its iPhones and Google with its Pixel phones does not include the option for an external microSD card. It could simply slow down the phone.

Luckily, you still have options: the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, as well as the S8 and S8+, and phones like the LG V30 all come with a microSD card slot. The question is: are you willing to spend $250 on an external card?

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49 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

DAMN! I might have to get one for the King.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, I read this and am reminded that Motorola had released some phones with Micro SD support for up to 2TB... and yet this is the largest they come... lol Yeah man, that's a hell of a lot of space for your media.

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

Pretty much any phone released in the last few years supports cards up to 2TB, but most companies don't advertise it for obvious reasons. LG is another company that usually does though.

13. sonyfail

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 31, 2017

2tb is just the spec which scumbag companies advertise like an "innovation" of theirs and act like it's something "astounding" which media websites/channels always brainlessly repeat. It's just a spec that any modern micro-sd-supporting-phone can do. 2tb is not coming for another 8 years at least

21. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Like posters above me said 2TB is supported by any phone that has SDXC support. I think all other OEMs just put 200GB since that was the biggest available card for a while. This card will work in any flagship phone from last couple of years. Basically, if it supports 64GB it also supports 2TB. After that OEMs will probably have to start licensing NTFS from Microsoft (like Samsung) or find some other file format since exFAT is unlikely to stretch that far.

36. gotoAndDie

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

ExFat also has to be licensed from Microsoft, and it supports partitions up to 128 Petabytes (theoretically). It is Fat32 that is limited to 2TB partitions, and the SDXC standard that is limited to 2TB cards.

3. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

All phones shud theoretically support upto 2TB by SDXC std.

4. apple-rulz

Posts: 1901; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I'll have to get this for my billy bad ass Note 8.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

As much as you speak against Samsung products, you want us to believe you're gonna by one? LMAO! Don't care if you do, not telling you not too. I find it strange that you slam Samsung phones, articles and their product users, but here you are claiming you are gonna buy it? I smell B.S!

24. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Pot calling the kettle black lol Buddy, do you read your words befor posting them? Ironically, you do what you just slammed this troll for doing. You hate Apple with passion, yet you always go and buy their latest products. Both of you are nothing but hypocrites who have nothing better to do in life than hate on a piece of gadget.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

GOT HIM!

28. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

That was childish.

27. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

At least you aren't as blind as darkkmite is because techie is a huge hypocrite.

30. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

At least "darkkmite" isn't as blind as you, because you're a big, fat@$$, gigantic hypocrite.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hes a hypob!tch. Part hypocrite, part biiiyyyyooootch

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not a hypocrite. You're just pissed, cause I moved on from Apple's boring ass iPhone as my daily driver. I don't care how pissed you get, I'm gonna be 100% brutally honest about the tech I spend my hard earned money on. The iPhone is a damn good phone, but to me it's also damn boring, limited and restricted. I also don't like Apple's way of forcing you to buy it's products. Why the hell isn't 3D Touch on the iPad? I'll tell you why...for the same reason split view, slide over, and picture in picture isn't on the iPhone. They wanna force you to buy both, to have both feature sets, whereas Samsung gives you all that and more in a single device. Call me out all you want (nomercy), I love it. The iPhone isn't what I want as my go to device anymore, the Galaxy S and Note are. It may burn your little troll ass, or not...who cares. I won't be carrying one until it's more than the watered down, fast app opening, fast app switching, no multi tasking, one trick pony it currently is. Queue the flock, and fk the flock. I rock Galaxys.

34. g2a5b0e unregistered

You only speak the truth, Darkk. Drop that mic.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrr...dropped.

37. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It'll be funny when you come back to having an iPhone as your main and then he'll start calling you "unbiased" again :D

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that would be funny, I just don't see it though. I just don't like them like I used to. I won't hate on them, or those that choose them, but Samsung is just killing it for me. It would be hilarious though lol.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have an iPhone because some work I do requires it. Also I can speak ill of any product I own because I bought it with my frikkin money, not yours. I also don't hate Apple. But not hating doesn't mean they are perfect. I blast Samsung too. They simply do less BS vs Apple. Which is a fact. Say WTF you want. You think I'm a hater? So be it. "Think" whatever! There is a difference in speaking ill of a product you actually own and have bought vs one you neither own or bought. DERP. Oh and that brown/beige stuff in your backyard? Its called sand! Go bury your head in it and don't come back out.

33. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Umm you do this all the time. You s**t on Apple all the time and yet you buy their products. You just humiliated yourself and made yourself look like an idiot.

38. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Same as Flash/Mxy/batmite, he craps on Android and worships Apple all the time, then claims to have a Nexus 6P instead of an iPhone.

42. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

MxyFlashmite a while ago claimed to have Galaxy S7 lol.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sometimes he forgets his lies and claims to have an S7 in storage, and forgets that lie, and claims to have sold it.

6. nh1402

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

"they are often slower than built-in memory" with UFS this is still (quite a lot) slower than built-in memory. Not sure about eMMC 5.1 but I *think* it's slower than that too.

10. Cyberchum

Posts: 1016; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Class 10 is more than good enough for media storage. You don't need breakneck r/w speeds for that. NEXT, PLEASE!

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Technically on paper, yes sdcards are slower than internal storage. But that doesn't answer what I asked. I asked has anyone ever proved that sdcards actually slow a device down? I have rooted older Samsung phones so that I could move apps to sdcards and I notice no difference in speed. Obviously on paper the R/W speeds are faster on internal storage. But is this something you can actually see when you use a device. The only time I ever saw a difference if when I transfer files to the phone, ist faster than when you transfer data to sdcard via the phone. Which is why I normally pull the card out and use my PC to transfer. But I speaking of in daily everyday usage do sdcards really slow the performance.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Has anyone ever really proven that sdcards actually slow a device> Because on most Android phones, you can't store apps on the sdcard, you can only store application data (i.e, Samsung) Most people only use them for storing photos/videos and personal files. For something you are only gonna access randomly, I fail to see any time where sdcards have slowed a device. Apple never used sdcards, because they use it as a way to make money by having very limited storage on entry level models to make more money to sell you a device with more capacity. Again, the fanclub making BS excuses for Apple. Google didn't bring it too the Pixel, because they are douchbags. The Nexus supported SDCARDS. Google left it off, because they are trying to mimic the iPhone. Which is why I called them douchebags

16. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Duh, you can store apps in sdcard since Marshmallow. It's called Adoptive Storage. And Google didn't left it, it's a feature present in Android One phones.https://source.android.com/devices/storage/adoptable

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