UK-based Integral Memory has somehow managed to cram half a terabyte onto a tiny microSD card, beating the previous record for diminutive storage of 400GB set by Sandisk last year. Integral’s Smartphone and Tablet microSDHC/XC Class 10 UHS-I U1 goes on sale next month. Don’t expect it to be cheap.
It’s actually not quite as fast as the previous record-holder; while the Sandisk is capable of 100MB/s transfers Integral’s new card can only do up to 90MB/s. However, its Class 10 and UHS-I U1 specification guarantees a minimum write speed of 10MB/s, so direct capture of Full HD video from your smartphone’s camera won’t be a problem.
For more information see the press release and product listing immediately below.