The first 1.5 TB Micro SD card is coming… but it could cost an arm and a leg

News hardware The first 1.5 TB Micro SD card is coming… but it could cost an arm and a leg

Under the nose and beard of SanDisk, Kingston and other Samsungs, the Micron brand has just announced the forthcoming release of the very first Micro SD card with a capacity of 1.5 TB, which represents a new record of capacity for this type of storage.

Micron presents the very first 1.5 TB Micro SD card, while waiting for the 2 GB?

Casually, it’s a small revolution that we are witnessing today with the arrival of the very first Micro SD card (or rather microSD) with a record capacity of 1.5 TB.

We are a long way from the 32 GB of storage of the Nintendo Switch and the cards for the general public sold in stores for a few tens of euros.

What is most surprising in reality is not so much to see a 1.5 TB memory card arrive, but rather that we are making cases of it in 2022 even though the microSD ports of our smartphones, cameras or the Nintendo Switch have been compatible for more than 10 years with cards with a capacity of up to… 2 TB.

The console (Nintendo Switch) is also compatible with microSDHC or microSDXC memory cards with a capacity of up to 2 TB (sold separately).

Well actually no guys, the microSDXC card with a capacity of up to 2 TB sold separately, it’s not possible, since it doesn’t exist… For once the machines are capable of managing more than ten years in advance something that does not yet exist, we would almost lose our Latin!

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In short, Micron holds the new storage record on a Micro SD card with 1.5 TB and it will still be enough for the moment.

A very expensive card reserved for photo and video professionals

This 1.5 TB Micron card is part of the i400 family and completes a range of 4 models, from 256 GB to 1.5 TB via the traditional 512 GB and 1 TB. A great classic.

To arrive at his ends, Micron uses 3D NAND flash memory on no less than 176 layers and even promises us memory on 232 layers within a few months.. The opportunity to finally reach the 2 TB expected by all compatible machines.

At the moment, no price has been announced for this 1.5 TB i400 model, but it should not be available in your local supermarket in any case. These very high-end cards, capable of supporting high speeds and heavy workloads, are intended for the video surveillance, photo, video and automotive markets.

It allows for example torecord up to 5 years of continuous CCTVcan handle 4K or 8K streams and is guaranteed for up to two million hours without the slightest risk.

As for the price, Micron has not communicated it yet, but it will be anything but affordable.

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