SanDisk announces new 1TB SD card with “world’s fastest” speeds

Dave W. Shanahan

Sandisk, Western Digital

Western Digital, the company that makes the popular SanDisk microSD cards, just announced a new microSD card with the “world’s fastest” speeds. As noted in a blog post, the 1TB SanDisk Extreme® UHS-I microSDXC™ card was announced at MWC 2019 and features read/write speeds of up to 160MB/s.

The SanDisk 1TB microSD card was made to handle storage for all the new smartphones announced at MWC 2019, allowing users to store high-quality photos, videos, and music. Brian Pridgeon, director of marketing for SanDisk-branded products at Western Digital noted that consumers rely on SanDisk microSD cards for all their storage needs.

“People trust SanDisk-brand cards to capture and preserve their world. Our goal is to deliver the best possible experience so consumers can share the content that’s important to them.”

The 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD card allows consumers to transfer files in nearly half the time than other UHS-I microSD cards currently on the market. By leveraging Western Digital’s proprietary flash technology, these microSD cards are able to get these record-breaking read and write speeds. In addition to the 1TB SanDisk Extreme card, there will also be a 512GB variation available.

The 1TB ($449.99) and 512GB ($199.99) SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD cards will be available for pre-order on, and at select retailers, starting in April 2019. Stay tuned.