In a society that is increasingly dominated by the need to store memories, and with a market that is slowly preferring portability, a microSD card can help bridge the gap.
SanDisk and its new microSXDC USH-I is its biggest offering in its small (no pun indented) microSD card series. The chip has a whopping capacity of up to 400GB which, coupled with its 100MB/s, can offer a lot of processing power for file transfers.
Photography enthusiasts can enjoy speeds that can transfer 1,200 pictures per minute. Movie fans can enjoy crisp graphics with 1080p video support. Unfortunately, SanDisk has yet to find a way to allocate for 4K resolution in its new chip.
As per Futurism, the new SanDisk product is proof that researchers are constantly finding ways to evolve data storage technology. However, this technology, as with all technology, is not without its limits.
According to Moore’s Law, devices will see constant improvements in almost every two year cycles, with demand that increases over time. Unfortunately, constraints of classical physics will inevitably stop the evolution of modern technology.
A famous example is the extinction of floppy disk drives, which came with the dawn of the first modern computers. We now have hard disk drives the size of our palms that can fit over 1TB of data, and now we have SanDisk’s new microSD card that can fit 400GB of data as well. This is huge improvement from floppy disks that could only support 3MB back in the day.
New ventures such as SanDisk’s new card may not be “revolutionary” in its own right, but this is just proof that researchers are constantly searching for new ways to innovate their respective industries.