As time goes on, you can safely assume that digital storage will increase but also become smaller in size. This is the natural order of things. The latest example of man’s desire to fit a lot into a little is SanDisk‘s 1TB microSD card.
A single terabyte is a lot of space, folks. That’s 1,000 (1,024 if you wanna get specific) gigabytes, and if you own a Nintendo Switch, you’ll know that’ll fit a helluva lot of games you’ll soon be able to pack into the device. But hey, you can use your microSD card for whatever you want, I’m not your dad.
For reference, 1TB can hold roughly 200,000 music files, 250 movies, and 300,000 photos. Of course, this all depends on the size of each file, but you get the idea.
The UHS-I microSDXC was launched at the Mobile World Congress earlier today by both Micron and SanDisk, promising to boost your mobile device space by a bloody lot.
SanDisk’s card will be available from April and, while there’s no local pricing just yet, it’s set to cost US $449.99 at launch, which translates to just under $700 Australian, so it’s, uh, not gonna be cheap. Micron’s card, however, will be “priced competitively,” a spokesperson told The Verge.
If you’re looking for something right now, though, you can find 512GB cards like this one for around the $250 mark.