SanDisk ha annunciato al MWC 2014 di Barcellona la prima memory card di tipo microSD in grado di esibire una capacità di memorizzazione pari a 128GB: si tratta, più in dettaglio, del prodotto denominato dal vendor Ultra microSDXC UHS-I 128GB.
La nuova memory card amplia una linea di prodotti che include altre SKU caratterizzate da una capacità inferiore, e pari rispettivamente a 64GB, 32GB, 16GB e 8GB; in accordo alle specifiche del produttore, può vantare una velocità massima in fase di lettura pari a 30MB/s, mentre quella in scrittura è "più bassa" ma non dichiarata ufficialmente.
La memory card Ultra microSDXC UHS-I 128GB di SanDisk può essere utilizzata in abbinamento a un ampio set di dispositivi elettronici, e in primis con gli smartphone, i tablet, le fotocamere e le video camere. Il prezzo di queste microSD indicato dal produttore, o MSRP, va da un minimo di $29.99 per la variante da 8GB a un massimo di $199.99 per quella da 128GB.
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SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the new 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card, the world’s largest capacity microSD card.
Smaller than the size of a fingernail, the new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card enables consumers to use their phones and tablets as if storage limitations were never a concern, allowing users to
capture thousands of songs and photos, and hours of video on a single, removable card.
"SanDisk’s high-performance 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC memory card will reshape the way users interact with their devices," said Stuart Robinson, director, Handset Component Technologies,
Strategy Analytics. "Until now, consumers had to spread out their content between multiple products because the memory on those devices was not able to hold enough data in one place. This 128GB
microSD card is going to be popular as the preferred removable storage option, giving users fast, secure and reliable access to their personal data archives."
Ideal for Today’s Smartphone and Tablet Users
Designed for Android smartphones and tablets, the new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card provides consumers the highest storage capacity available in a removable form factor. Ideal for shooting Full HD
video and high-quality pictures, the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card delivers twice the speed of ordinary microSD memory cards and offers the highest video recording performance available.
"The new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card again demonstrates how SanDisk continues to expand the possibilities of storage so that consumers can benefit from our latest technology advancements," said
Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. "With 128GB of removable storage, consumers will enjoy the freedom to capture and save whatever they want on a smartphone or tablet,
without worrying about running out of storage space."
An Enhanced SanDisk Memory Zone App – Smarter Ways to Organize, Optimize, and Backup Android Smartphones
A new version of the SanDisk Memory Zone app (available on the Google Play store in beta) lets users easily view, access, and backup all of their files from their phone’s memory in one convenient
place. As a part of the SanDisk Memory Zone app, SanDisk is releasing OptiMem, a new feature that allows Android users to enhance their phone’s internal memory by automatically transferring some
of their old photos and videos to their microSD card4. OptiMem will continuously monitor the user’s mobile device memory levels, and inform them whenever the internal memory falls below a
Compared to when the microSD card format was first launched in 2004 with 128MB of capacity, SanDisk has increased storage capacity of microSD cards 1,000 times over in less than a decade with the
128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card. To enable 128GB of storage on a removable microSD card, SanDisk developed an innovative proprietary technique that allows for 16 memory die to be vertically
stacked, each shaved to be thinner than a strand of hair.
"The technology used to design the 128GB Ultra microSDXC card is well in line with what mobile users expect, and demonstrates SanDisk’s commitment to mobility," said Christopher Chute, research
director, Worldwide Digital Imaging, IDC. "Being able to fit this much capacity into a microSD card smaller than a fingernail is a game changer, and expands the possibilities of what people can do
with their mobile devices. The 128GB Ultra microSDXC card frees users from constant concerns around storage limitations."
Pricing and Availability
The family of SanDisk Ultra microSD memory cards is available worldwide in capacities ranging from 8GB to 128GB with MSRPs of $29.99 to $199.99. In the U.S., the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card
is available exclusively at BestBuy.com and Amazon.com.
Source: SanDisk Corporation Press Release
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