SanDisk announces 256GB microSD cards to end all your storage woes

Did we mention that they’re waterproof and shockproof too?

It didn’t seem too long ago that SanDisk set the storage bar high with its impressive 200GB microSD card.

In a flash, knowing the world’s appetite for huge media files, they’ve just launched a couple of cavernous microSD cards - the 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, premium edition, at Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

The former claims to be the fastest in its category, flying your heavy files through at 100MB/s, with write speeds of up to 90MB/s for all your drone footage and 4K cat videos on your smartphone.

The Ultra is no slouch either, boasting transfer speeds of 95MB/s. To put things into perspective, that means you can shift up to 1200 photos in a mere minute. Just imagine all the time you save. 

They’re pretty indestructible too, being waterproof, shockproof, temperature-proof, as well a X-ray proof. So should anything untoward happen to your smartphone, know that all your food and cat photos are safe and sound.

However, they’re not the only 256GB microSD cards on the market, Samsung beat them to the punch with its S$389 Evo Plus. But it's slightly pricier. 

If you're Team SanDisk, you'll have to wait a little. Expect the Extreme to go on sale in Q4 this year for US$200 (S$270), while the Ultra will arrive a little earlier in August for US$150 (S$205).