If you own a GoPro or a Nintendo Switch, then there is no such thing as a MicroSD card too big. SanDisk and Micron both go up to the plate with humungous 1 TB microSD card.
Mobile World Congress is in full swing and takes a break from telephones like coves, Sandisk and Micron have both gone forward to announce microSD cards. But this is not just some old microSD cards. they are 1TB microSD card. It's handy because some systems like the Nintendo Switch need extended storage space. Zelda: Breath of the Wild started at 13 GBs before DLC, which means that it utilized 40% of Switch's internal storage.
Games only grow more massive and the needs of the camera are also growing. Every update to an action camera or smartphone leads to ever-growing image sizes. More and more smartphones support storage space for images, which takes up more space than jpeg but provides more information to work with for editing.
1 TB microSD card should take off the problem, but it comes at a cost. Micron hasn't announced awards yet, but Sandisk's card costs $ 450, the same price as Switch, Mario Oddysey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild, plus one year's Nintendo Switch Online.
Which company you join also depends on your read or write speed preferences. SanDisk calls their card the world's fastest and boats a reading speed of 160 MB / s. Sandisk claims at that speed, you can theoretically "transmit 1000 high resolution images and 30 minutes 4K video (24GB) in less than 3 minutes."
Micron may not have the edge in reading speeds, but it does make housing faster writing speed, albeit just barely. Sandisk write speeds exceed 90 MB / S, while microboats 95 MB / S. It may be worth waiting to see Micron's pricing as well. If it is lower than $ 450, it may be a selling point worth considering.
If you can solve a decline, SanDisk also announced a 512GB microSD card, for a more appealing $ 200. You get the same read and write speeds, half of the storage in less than half the cost.
Sandisk, Micron via 9to5Toys