Massive 1TB microSD?

In 2016, SanDisk unveiled their first 1TB SD Card. Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers said that:

"Just a few short years ago the idea of a 1TB capacity point in an SD card seemed so futuristic – it’s amazing that we’re now at the point where it’s becoming a reality. With the growing demand for applications like VR, we can certainly use 1TB when we’re out shooting continuous high-quality video. High-capacity cards allow us to capture more without interruption, streamlining our workflow, and eliminating the worry that we may miss a moment because we have to stop to swap out cards"

1TB microSD from Micron and SanDisk

Now in 2019, both SanDisk and Micron launched their first microSD card with 1TB storage - Smaller form factor with same storage space. Amazing right? This could be a good news for audiophiles because microSD is the most commonly used external storage in DAPs.

For SanDisk, this is a UHS-I U3 microSD card designed primarily for smartphones. It offers read speeds of up to 160MB/sec, and write speeds of up to 90MB/sec. For Micron wise, they are offering a 1TB capacity UHS-I U3 microSD card with read speeds of 100MB/s and write speeds of up to 95MB/s. Both of them are offering A2 performance classification and a V30 minimum sustained write speed.

How these 2 microSD cards work with DAPs in the market now? This is still a myth and more tests will be carried out once it is available in the market.

Stay tuned to The Audiolocheese!