Cards microSD Are becoming more common and accessible with formal releases from two of the biggest names in the field
We told you about New 512GB microSD cards available for purchase at stores Already a month ago, when the selection still included only a pair of products at prices over $ 350 and with a fairly mediocre level of performance - and now it seems that this field is coming to life more significantly when also סמסונג And Lexar is landing in stores their corresponding offerings, with improved performance at reduced prices.
Samsung is a name that you all know, and added on its official German site XOUMXGB EVO Plus microSD card, Double the maximum volume it has offered its consumers to date. While the card does not include support for the A1 App Performance standard for random performance, similar to all other volumes in the same series, it does guarantee transfer speeds of up to 100 megabytes per second in reading and up to 90 megabytes per second in writing, along with a ten-year warranty - for the price Official recommended 290 euros (including local VAT), which will probably translate to 290 dollars when this product also arrives in the United States and was relatively cheap From PNY and Integral Memory 512GB cards Which we had met until now.
Samsung also took the opportunity to state that the company,Galaxy Note 9, in its most advanced version, is one of the first smart devices on the market that is finally ready to offer you volume storage Including counting in terabytes - one whole terabyte in your pocket thanks tomicroSD The fresh thing.
Lexar was formerly a Micron brand for various external memory products and is now part of a Chinese company called Longsys, although it seems that the emphasis on winking at professionals remains in place On its new 512GB card (Presented earlier but now also available for purchase), with a guarantee of continuous read and write speeds of up to 100 MB per second and up to 70 MB per second respectively and also support for the A2 App Performance standard - which guarantees a minimum performance of 4,000IOPS when reading 4KB and 2,000 files IOPS in writing.
This may not sound very much compared to my drives SSD Various - but most of the cardsmicroSD The market tends to offer capabilities that are even lower in size than this figure, so this is significant news for photographers who need to transfer large numbers of files from the card frequently and with maximum agility. Another good news is an official recommended price tag of $ 300 - which is still lower than that of competitors who do not guarantee a minimum level of random performance at all.
It should also be noted that a price tag of 300 for a small 512GB expansion card is still far from the cost-benefit ratio of other volumes in the field, with 400GB SanDisk Available for purchase for $ 110 and also advanced 256GB cards adapted to the A2 App Performance standard can be purchased for a similar base price of about $ 110 - but we are hopeful that availability and competition will bring the change quickly, and in a few months we can start seriously considering Byte for our tablets and smartphones if we need it.