Need a little extra storage space for your smartphone or tablet? SanDisk has just launched a microSDXC card that can hold up to 200GB of data.

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The new SanDisk Ultra UHS-I Premium Edition card offers 56 percent more storage than the 128GB cards that seemed so big up until now. The cards support data transfer speeds up to 90 megabytes per second.

But while this may be a case of big things coming in small packages, they also come with big prices. The first 200GB microSDXC card will sell for $400 when it goes on sale in the second quarter of 2015.

It’s never cheap being an early adopter… but prices will probably fall once there’s a little more competition. Most microSD cards on the market today sell for closer to $1 or less per gigabyte.

Fun fact: SanDisk launched its 200GB microSDXC card on the same day that HTC introduced the HTC One (M9) and Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S6 smartphones. HTC’s new phones have microSD card slots, but Samsung’s new models do not.

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19 replies on “SanDisk launches the first 200GB microSD card”

  1. Big removable storage is a big threat to Google. As long as you have a place to store your data locally instead of in the “Cloud”, Google can.t spy on you.

  2. Traditionally, the sizes of microSD cards have been 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128GB…then comes along this 200GB one. I mean, you’d kind of expect it to be 256GB correct? Is it that SanDisk has artificially limited their new cards to 200GB or what’s the deal? Can they or can they not put 256GB in the microSD card enclosure? If they can, then gimping their cards to 200GB is kind of stupid. Personally, I find this kind of irritating.

    1. Probably they did something like this:
      I’m guessing it’s an extended 128G model.

      I do like the new 200G version, the more the merrier. 🙂

      1. I thought they did something like this: 128+64=192GB and then let the Marketing dept. take over. 😉

        1. The type of customer worried about the “missing” 8GB aren’t going to be spending that amount of money on a micro SSD anyway.

      2. another possibility: they build in more than 200GB and accounted for FS or used some more spare-blocks against degradation.
        so there is a tiny possibility that this might even be less stupid marketing or at least trying to cope with stupid customers

  3. ive had so many of these sd cards fail on me,,i wouldnt put any big money or data on it that wasnt backed up..

    1. Probably so many of these SD cards are counterfeit. Many of the SD cards that fail are knockoffs that were bought online and sold as official SanDisk, Samsung, Sony, etc. cards.

      Out of the 20 SD cards I have and still own over the years, 0 of them failed. I still have a 512 MB SanDisk card from 2004 working as well as it did when it was new.

    1. I think you mean $400 (for 200GB), at least that’s what the write-up says.

  4. Sandisk cards are the ones I go to. I still have the old ones that were hellishly expensive in their day and they work as good as ever.
    What’s cool is that the newer ones are bigger on the inside.

    1. Delkin is always my first choice, Sandisk second. I’ve had critical failures from Adata and Centon cards, and have a couple of Sony cards that are hit-and-miss for reliability.

    2. SanDisk is generally my go-to brand also, for all kinds of flash device. Never had any problem, but I usually give them a once-over with h2testw, especially if bought from eBay etc.

  5. Maybe I am just unlucky but I had a 64gb and a 128gb and both failed after 1 month.

    1. well i still use 15 year old 40 gig pata hard drives for storage at home.

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