SanDisk’s new microSD card is capable of providing random read input-output access per second (IOPS) of 1,500 and write IOPS of 500. This enables the card configured with adoptable storage to launch apps quickly and process subsequent tasks like in-app permissions, content playback, saved profiles, audio, and graphics very quickly.
“The microSD card has been an integral part of the digital revolution by providing more options for high performance, high capacity storage for smartphones,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president of product management, Client Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “SanDisk cards are at the center of more than two billion consumer devices, and now with this A1 card, we’re proud to play a significant role in continuing to advance the trusted format.”
Long used by billions to expand capacity for photos, videos, music and many other digital files, the, microSD card now must evolve to support application-intensive environments, paving the way for a new dimension of memory card performance.
The company mentions that this new microSD card has a transfer speed of up to 100 MB/s which is a bit more than the 95 MB/s memory card that it launched at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 last month. Unless you’re someone who moves a lot of data between microSD cards and onboard storage, you may not even notice the difference.
The A1 spec allows the new card to manage random read input-output access per second (IOPS) of 1,500 and write IOPS of 500, so it can quickly open apps and process accompanying tasks, such as audio, graphics, saved profiles and in-app permissions. With this in mind, the new SanDisk Ultra microSD card with A1 is designed to provide consumers a faster, more powerful app experience using cards.
These cards have been developed with adoptable storage in mind so they promise faster app performance as compared to their competitors.