You can now buy a 1 terabyte microSD card

Remember when the idea of having a terabyte of storage was just mind-blowing?
Now theyre packing a terabyte onto a card the size of your pinky nail.
In news that would have made teenage mes head pop, SanDisk is now selling a 1 terabyte version of its Extreme microSD line for $450. The company first talked up these cards at Mobile World Congress back in February, but now theyre actually hitting the shelves. As Toms Guide spotted, its available on SanDisks site as of this morning.
Read speeds cap out at 90MB/s, while write speeds are capped at 60MB/s. SanDisk has a product page indicating that a faster ExtremePro card (170MB/s read, 90MB/s write) is on the way, but they dont give any indication as to when.
Once upon a time, the idea of having (much less needing) a terabyte on something that fits in a tiny slot on a device in your pocket seemed funny. Then came 4K video, portable devices that can record in 4K and an ever-growing library of games with absolutely massive textures. Filling up a terabyte isnt quite the challenge it used to be.
To anyone reading this in 2099 and laughing at our amazement at cramming a terabyte of storage onto a card this size while youve got a copy of every movie ever recorded stored in a strand of hair or something: you and your personal rocket ship can scram. If youll excuse me, Im going to go have a nightmare about losing a dime-sized card with a terabyte of data on it.
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