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Western Digital launches first app-focused SD card

The SanDisk Ultra MicroSD will sell for $199 and be available worldwide in January 2017
By: Lana Jelic | Storage News | Posted: Jan 6, 2017 1:31 pm

CES 2017 - Western Digital announced the SanDisk Ultra MicroSD card that meets the new application performance class set by the SD association.

 

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The 256 GB microSDXC card meets the SD association's SD 5.1 specification A1 class of performance. This 256 GB microSDXC card is also UHS-1 class performance with premium transfer speeds of up to 95 MB/s.

 

Dinesh Bahal, vice president of product management, Client Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital, said in an official statement:

 

The microSD card has been an integral part of the digital revolution by providing more options for high-performance, high-capacity storage for smartphones. SanDisk cards are at the center of more than two billion consumer devices, and now with this A1 card, we're proud to play a significant role in continuing to advance the trusted format.

 

The SanDisk Ultra microSD card meets the A1 spec of 1,500 IOPS random reads and 500 IOPS write. The SanDisk Ultra MicroSD will sell for $199 and be available worldwide in January 2017.

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