It looks like SanDisk’s 400GB microSD card no longer holds the record of boasting the largest memory capacity in a small body. SanDisk’s 400GB microSD card is now being eclipsed by Integral Memory’s very own 512GB microSD card. Yes, you read right: 512GB. That’s quite the punch for such a small card.
Integral Memory’s 512GB MicroSD Card: What We Know so Far
As per reports, the whopping 512GB microSD card from Integral Memory features a peak transfer speed of 80MB/s. While this might not be the fastest transfer speed one could ask for, it’s enough to do its job. Despite this, the card does at least meet the standard Video Speed Class 10 (V10).
Additionally, it is also capable of capturing Full HD videos for several devices. This includes digital cameras, drones, and action cameras. It is also compatible with some mobile phones, so long as the device supports microSDXC. Furthermore, the card is also covered by Integral Memory’s 5-year warranty.
Why the Need for 512GB?
Half a terabyte in such a small card seems like an overwhelming amount that may be deemed unnecessary by some. However, as marketing manager at Integral Memory, James Danton, explains, mobile devices have easily become a part of the everyday. As such, there is a need to extend the storage capacity of these devices in order to provide a more fluid user experience.
“Consumers have been clear in their call for increased storage, as mobile devices have become essential to many in everyday life,” says Danton. “The need to provide extended memory for smartphones, tablets and a growing range of other mobile devices such as action cams and drones has been answered.”
The Previous Champion
Prior to Integral Memory’s 512GB microSD card, SanDisk reigned the market with its 400GB microSD card. Revealed back in 2017, the 400GB microSD card could hold up to 40 hours of full HD video and succeeded SanDisk’s 200GB microSD card. Notably, its transfer speed trumps Integral Memory’s, as the SanDisk 400GB card came with a transfer speed of 100MB.
With its impressive features comes a hefty price tag: the SanDisk 400GB microSD card cost $250 upon its launch. Such a price for the card still remains to this day, which can only mean that Integral Memory’s newest microSD card will most definitely lean towards the more expensive side.
How Much Will 512GB Cost You?
Integral Memory has yet to divulge just how much their 512GB card will cost. However, taking into consideration how much SanDisk’s 400GB card costs, a 512GB card is likely to be more costly. A specific release date has not been announced, but Integral Memory claims that their 512GB card will be available this February.