PNY hopes to become the first company in the market to offer half a terabyte of chips storage Inside an expansion card that is smaller than the size of a nail - but it will cost you a lot of money, as usual
The storage volumes for the most compact devices on the market do not cease to surprise us, and after we got used to the very thought of Smartphones With a gigabyte 256 or even a gigabyte of 512 storage Built into them, just like most large laptops in several size surveys - we also get a practical launch for a tiny microSD expansion card that includes half a terabyte of storage readily available. Stunning!
A company called Integral Memory announced the microSD in question More in January 2018 As the first Swallow, but like another company that announced it somewhere else in 2016 we could not see the product officially sold in stores - so it seems that the selling PNY can certainly be awarded the crown, with the company adding to its official website Elite 512 Gigabyte Card Which is equipped with a price tag of 350 USD and is planned to be widely sold from the end of this month.
There are estimates in the network that the use of innovative QLC technology (four bits per cell in the "NAND Of the semiconductor instead of three bits) is the one that allows to reach the technological achievement - but it is worth noting that in terms of expected performance there are no significant lines here: the card from PNY does support the UHS-1 standard for continuous transfer speeds of up to 90 MB per second, but does not support the standards The A1 or A2 define a minimum level of performance for transferring random small files, and for use for direct application launch, despite the massive price tag.
Given that the previous 400M microSD cards in the category are available for purchase today at less than $ 200 and with a superior level of performance, it is likely that fresh supercards will only be relevant to a limited segment of users who are thirsty for any possible addition of storage, Regardless of the price derived therefrom. For most consumers it would be better to make do with the existing volumes while waiting patiently to improve the competitiveness of the 512 gigabytes.
With or without QLC structures, we are very pleased to see the upgrade in the field - and keep our fingers crossed that SanDisk, סמסונג And other names will join this celebration as soon as possible.