Photos of Microdia 512GB microSD card Leaks Online

At Mobile World Congress 2015 back in March, SanDisk unveiled its 200GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, offering data transfer rates of up to 90MB/s (megabytes per second). But at the Computex technology expo in Taiwan, Californian company Microdia announced a product that promises a good deal more.

Photos of Microdia 512GB microSD card Leaks Online
Devices already advertise support for 2 TB cards because that, in theory, is what the SDXC standard can support. At least on paper. We have still yet to see an actual memory card of that size, as the laws of physics and our current manufacturing technologies prove to be quite troublesome. So when data storage manufacturers come out with high capacity cards of this small size, it's hard not to take note.

Actually, it might be hard to take note if you're name isn't one of the big brands, which, of course, isn't fair but also not unexpected. Microdia's surprising product almost went unnoticed on the showroom floor if not for the discovery of its 512 GB capacity. The Xtra Elite, which is the formal name of this microSD card, touts SD 4.0 and UHS compliance, with data transfer rates of up to 300 Mb/s. Definitely not your average microSDXC card when you consider both capacity and speed.

That said, if the 200 GB SanDisk card costs $399, this one will definitely cost a whole lot more. Final retail price isn't available yet, but Microdia hints it will be around the $1,000 mark, which doesn't bode well for regular consumers. Instead, the microSDXC card would appeal to professionals, especially digital photographers, who need the space and the speed.

Source: CNET

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