The world's first 1TB microSD card is finally on sale at a slightly lower price than expected

The world's first 1TB microSD card is finally on sale at a slightly lower price than expected
Just in case you needed further proof the mobile tech industry is making incredible progress at breakneck speed nowadays, you might recall Samsung's first ever "terabyte-ready" phone was only unveiled last fall. The Galaxy Note 9 offered 512 gigs of internal storage space, supporting up to 512 more by accommodating a new first-party microSD card option (as well as various third-party products).

But then the Galaxy S10+ took things to the next level in a special Performance Edition, starting at a full terabyte of digital hoarding room while naturally also supporting external expansion. And now there's an easy way to make the ultra-high-end model a two terabyte device with the help of the world's first 1TB memory card. This comes from SanDisk (who else?), finally going on sale today in the US after a formal announcement several months back.

By "easy", of course, we don't mean it's affordable by any stretch of the imagination to obtain a phone capable of storing 2TB of data in total. In addition to the $1,600 you need to pay for an unlocked S10+ Performance Edition, the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD card will cost you an extra $449.99 right now. Believe it or not, that's actually 50 bucks lower than the recommended price point initially announced by SanDisk. At the same time, it's a whopping $250 more than what the memory-specialized company typically charges for a 512 gig Extreme model.

Naturally, speeds are just as important as capacity, and unsurprisingly, this bad boy shines in that particular department as well, with up to 160MB/s read and maximum 90MB/s write velocity. Both Full HD and 4K Ultra HD video clips are supported, although you'll have to capture quite a lot of high-quality footage to exceed the internal limit of a 1TB, 512GB, or even 256GB high-end smartphone.

Available from SanDisk's own website and B&H Photo Video at the time of this writing, the 1TB Extreme microSD card is also listed as "currently unavailable" on Amazon and "sold out" at Best Buy, where it's actually priced at $429.99 after a $70 discount.

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9 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Wow that’s as much as my apple cloud storage space wise.

2. DolmioMan

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

It can’t be. iCloud tiers are 200gb and then 2TB

5. oldskool50

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

But you can't access the cloud if you have no signal. This is where android rules with using SDcards. Once the price is down to $200 next year, I will splurge.

3. tokuzumi

Posts: 1794; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

In a year, this card will cost $75. I'll let those early adopters work out all the kinks in the hardware, and then pick up the new designs for cheap.

4. oldskool50

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

No it won't. It took over 2 years for 256GB cards to come down to where they are now. I'm good because I got a 400GB from SanDisk for $80

6. frequency

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

what if you lost the phone or it got damaged? i think 256gb microsd card is enough. I always transfer data to an external hard drive once a month.

7. oldskool50

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

If the phone gets damaged, how does that stop you from removing the card? I mean what kind of damage are you talking? well if it gets lost then who's fault would that be? Stolen you can't help. I always have backup of my card, so if it gets lost I'm not worried. It's encrypted as is my phone.

8. frequency

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

talking about the card itself got damaged. i don't really trust sandisk's quality

9. gotoAndDie

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

In my experience, when micro SD cards break, they generally become read-only, so you can get your files back even if it breaks. It's been a long time since I've had an SD card break anyway.

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