SanDisk has unveiled what seems to be the world’s first 256GB microSDXC card that comes with A1 Class performance. This, of course, means that the card will be able to transfer data a lot quicker compared to standard other microSD cards in the market. According to the company, the increased performance will benefit smartphone users greatly, because the technology will allow one to “launch and run apps at blazing speeds.”
What’s interesting about the A1 Class performance is its speed, obviously. SanDisk claims that the new 256GB microSDXC card will boast random read and write speeds of 1,500 IOPS and 500 IOPS each. For those who are unaware, the term ‘IOPS’ stands for input output operations per second and is used as a unit of measurement to determine the speed of the storage device when accessing files from random locations.
When it come to ‘actual’ read speeds, the SanDisk 256GB microSDXC card is able to read data with speeds of up to 95MBps. Knowing this, one should definitely notice the difference in transfer speeds on their smartphones when using an A1 Class performance microSDXC card. It’s important to note, however, that the speed increase may vary between devices.
The SanDisk 256GB microSDXC card has been made available locally and it’s currently priced at RM1,099. In addition, a 200GB storage variant is also available, but price was not mentioned by SanDisk.