How much space do you need on your mobile or your Nintendo Switch? You can almost reach the capacity of a hard drive with Micron’s new micro SD card.
The current technology of micro SD cards It has a maximum capacity of 2TB. It is a theoretical fact, because until now the maximum capacity that we can find in stores is 1 TB. Its price is around 175 euros.
The manufacturer Micron has been the first to exceed this figure by announcing its new i400 range of micro SD cardswith a capacity of 64 GB, 256 GB, 1 TB, and the new record: the first 1.5TB micro SD card.
It will surely be an object of desire for video lovers who record with their mobile or camera, or for users of the Nintendo Switch. But its price will exceed most mobiles, and the console itself.
Micron has not revealed the price, but if we take into account that the first 1TB micro SD card cost 450 euros, and now with inflation, the crises of raw materials and memories, surely the first 1.5TB micro SDit costs a lot more.
How has Micron managed to get that extra 500 GB in a space smaller than a fingernail? According to Business Insider, accumulating 176 layers 3D-NANDone on top of the other, as do SSDs and the memory of mobile phones.
Micron has also not offered data on its speed, but it is not a card to write or read very fast, but for last for many years writing data continuously.
The new one Micron Micro SD i400 1.5TB is designed to handle 5 years of continuous high-quality recording 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It has an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of no less than 2 million hours.
It is, therefore, a card designed for dash cams, surveillance cameras, and other professional applications where continuously store data.