New 256GB MicroSD Card That Might Be Faster Than Hard Drive

256 GB microSD card

Taiwanese memory and storage devices maker ADATA Technology unveiled a 256 GB microSD card at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

The ADATA microSDXC 256 GB memory card has a maximum read speed of 275 MB/s and a write speed of up to 260 MB/s. It will be able to record UHD and 360° videos and might be faster than your hard drive.

The company has yet to officially announce the memory card, which it displayed at the CES earlier this month.

Based on 3D MLC NAND flash memory from SK Hynix, the microSDXC 256 GB memory card uses the UHS-II bus. It carries Class 10, U3 and V90 labels, which means its performance won’t drop below 90 MB/s.

This new card is perfect for recording 2Kp120, 4Kp120 and 8Kp120 videos.

As far as pricing is concerned, the card is likely to get have a professional-grade price tag given its performance and positioning.

ADATA Technology is expected to announce the 256 GB microSDXC card sometime this year.

Source: Anand Tech, BGR