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Prepare to have your hard drive put to shame

Mobile World Congress 2016 is where manufacturers like SanDisk also come to show off their goods, and the company’s latest microSD card lineup boasts data transfer speeds that will definitely put your mechanical hard drive to shame. The new product from SanDisk is called Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II and according to Dinesh Bahal, vice president and head product marketing at the company, states the following:

“Action cameras are now the fastest-growing segment in digital imaging and drones are becoming increasingly popular, creating an opportunity for people to capture more high-capacity, high-quality 4K Ultra HD content. We designed this card specifically to address consumers’ needs for a faster solution when transferring massive files – and now, with nearly 3x the speed of our fastest microSD UHS-I card, this new offering dramatically reduces time spent transferring content.”

SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II are going to be offered in the 64GB and 128GB capacities (pricing details have been given below). Coming directly to the data transfer speeds, these microSD storage cards are able to transfer speeds of up to 275MB/s. How so? Well, for starters, these storage cards support the UHS-II bus interface (which has a maximum speed of 312MB/s) and U3 speed class (maximum write speed of 30MB/s). Before you jump into the pricing details of the storage cards, we have to warn you that they are a tad bit expensive as compared to regular storage cards. However, the obvious benefit to using them is that they will come in handy when capturing 4K content, which products like smartphones and action cameras are effortlessly able to do.

There is also USB 3.0 card reader provided to transfer from the storage card to your PC. As for the remaining specification details regarding various protections, they have been listed below.

Protection and durability

The latest storage cards come with the following protections:
• Shockproof
• Temperature-proof
• Waterproof
• X-ray-proof

Pricing and Availability

The 64GB and 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II cards will feature a lifetime limited warranty, and will be available worldwide during the second quarter of 2016 at a price of $179.99 and $299.99, respectively.