WD’s fastest-ever microSD card is perfect for all your 4K video needs

Western Digital has unveiled a new high-storage microSD card it claims is the world’s fastest UHS-I flash memory card.

The 400GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card, unveiled at MWC 2018, is the world’s fastest UHS-I device, according to the storage firm.

Designed for use in high-end Android smartphones, action cameras and drones, it offers extreme speeds and fast transfer for 4K Ultra HD video.

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It offers scintillating read speeds of 160MB/s (50% faster than the current generation) and writes data at 90MB/s, meaning it’ll be ideal for viewing, transferring and recording 4K video.

It also comes with an A2 specification, which means there’ll be no issues launching and loading apps stored aboard the card.

Outdoor adventures

The company says it is “ideal for recording outdoor adventures, weekend trips, or sporting events without skipping frames. The 400GB1 SanDisk Extreme microSD UHS-I card lets you capture uninterrupted 4K UHD and Full HD video with its UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30) ratings.”

The ‘Extreme’ brand is also shockproof, waterproof and X-Ray proof, the company says. It’ll also operate at temperatures between -13ºF and 185ºF (-25ºC to 85ºC).

It’ll cost $300, which is a pretty significant outlay even for those with the greatest need for speed.

“Consumers expect an increasingly better mobile experience, and with our 3D NAND technology, we are pushing the boundaries of innovation to enable them to create and enjoy more rich content on their devices. Our expertise in flash memory and microSD card electronics enables us to achieve unmatched
performance.

“The breakthrough SanDisk microSD card is evidence of Western Digital’s commitment to delivering more advanced solutions that enable data to thrive,” said Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general manager, Client Solutions, Western Digital.

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