Updated (07/Jan/2018) – SanDisk unveiled the ultra micro SDXC UHS-1 card in March at the MWC with a gigantic storage space of 200GB. Currently, the card is available to purchase on Amazon for $240 or Rs. 14,000 that is roughly equivalent to the price of a mid-range Android phone.
SanDisk makes some of the most reliable and affordable memory cards. However, the new 200 GB card is a bit expensive and best suited for very high-end phones.
Notably, the micro SD XC-1 is the only micro SD card with this much storage capacity available in the market. To use this micro SD card the smartphone must support expandable storage of 128GB or more.
The card offers theoretical data transfer speed of up to 90MB/s. Rated as class 10 and claims to transfer 1200 photos in a minute. Besides, it is designed to withstand extreme conditions, it is waterproof, shockproof, magnet proof, temperature proof, and x-ray proof. Even comes with 10 years warranty.
The micro-sd card support some years back was up to 32 GB on most phones. But now with new mobiles like the HTC U11, the mobile manufacturers are supporting up to incredible 2 TB of micro-sd storage. So you can easily store all your pictures, movies, videos and games on your smartphone along with plenty of Apps.
Notably, the image sizes are increasing with the use of the large megapixel lens in mobiles. Image sizes can vary from 3 to 5 MB with high-resolution cameras. Also, if you plan to record 4K videos, you will need enormous storage space.
Key Features of SanDisk Micro SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 200 GB Card
- Transfer speed up to 90MB per second.
- Can transfer 1200 photos in one minute.
- 20 hours video recording on Full HD.
- Waterproof, shockproof, magnet proof, temperature proof, and x-ray proof.
- The card comes with 10 years warranty which is insane, compared to the usual 2-3 years with other storage solutions.
Let’s check out the key BenchMarks for SanDisk 200 GB Ultra Micro SDXC UHS-1 card.
Speed Test and Comparison SanDisk 200 GB Class 10 Card Vs SanDisk 64 GB Class 10 Card.
The read Speed for the 200 GB Sandisk card is 34.33 MB/second compared to the 29.99 MB/second on the older 64 GB Class 10 micro-sd card.
**Speed may vary from device to device and based on the RAM and Processor of the smartphone or laptop.
The write speed we got was close to 12.78 MB/second for the 200 GB Sandisk card Vs a 10.88 on the older 64 GB class 10 micro-sd card.
Based on our benchmark results, we find that the 200 GB Sandisk card is slightly (10-15%) faster in comparison to the class 10 64 GB card. The 64 GB card is great on a budget below a price for Rs. 2000 or $30.
The Sandisk 200 GB card is available for $240 or 14k a gargantuan price for a memory card.
Concluding Thoughts: Should you buy a 200 GB memory card
There is a growing need for high-Speed class 10 memory cards that enable faster data transfer and storage of images.
Recently IDC’s VP of Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice, Christopher Chute, in a report said: “Out of 10 images getting captured 7 comes out of smartphones, and it is projected that the number is going to become 9 out of 10 in the year 2019”, as per IDC research.
Consequently, with the increasing number of mobile users and camera improvements, the need for high-speed sd cards will ascend in future.