We knew earlier this year that 64gb and possibly [easyazon-link asin=”B006ZH1WVS” locale=”us”]128gb microSD cards[/easyazon-link] would be released. SanDisk has announced that they are releasing a 64gb microSD card. The 64gb microSD card will set you back about $220.
To keep the 64gb microSD price tag of $220 in perspective, you can get a Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500gb portable hard drive or a Western Digital external hard drive with 2tb of storage for roughly the same price. Now of course neither of those will work “in” your smartphone, and according to pocketnow.com the 64gb card won’t work either.
Sandisk’s new [easyazon-link asin=”B005V7WIA2″ locale=”us”]64gb microSD card[/easyazon-link] is microSDXC and not the standard microSDHC that is the standard for your current breed of Android devices and other smartphones. In theory they aren’t compatible but of course we haven’t tried it out yet. We do know that for the past two years every phone that has come with a microSD card slot has always said “up to 32gb” an assumption that those less tech savvy may suggest was because a 64gb card wasn’t available yet.
Sandisk’s 64gb microSD card is a class 6 card. Hopefully the next round of Android devices will support the SDXC format and we’ll see not only 64gb cards but 128gb cards as well.
Most Android tablets use a microSD card for storage which tops them out at the internal memory + 32gb. The Toshiba Thrive however has a full SD card slot and will allegedly support even a 128gb card when they become available. As Pocketnow also points out, you can currently get an 8gb microSD Class 6 card for $11, just two years ago they were over $50. Maybe if we wait a few years the 64gb card will be under $50
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