SanDisk Launches Huge 1.5TB MicroSD Card For $149 (Review and Specs)

SanDisk's new 1.5TB microSD card Specification

Specification SanDisk 1.5TB Ultra microSDXC
Released September 18, 2023
Capacity 1.5TB
Read Speed Up to 150MB/s
Write Speed Up to 30MB/s
Dimensions 0.04 x 0.59 x 0.1 inches
Operating Temperature -13° to 185°F (-25° to 85°C)
Storage Temperature -40° to 185°F (-40° to 85°C)
Durability Waterproof, shockproof, X-ray proof, temperature proof
Compatibility Smartphones, tablets, cameras, drones, Android devices, Windows laptops, Chromebooks, Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, etc.
Card Format microSDXC
Bus Interface UHS-I
Speed Class U1, Class 10
App Performance A1
Warranty 5-year limited

The new microSD card is in the iconic SanDisk Ultra range of memory cards, and the launch price is $149.

That works out to around $10 for every 100GB, which makes it a reasonable method for increasing the storage capacity on a tablet, smartphone, laptop, or other microSDXC compatible devices.

1.5TB MicroSD Card SanDisk
1.5TB MicroSD card SanDisk Ultra

Not all tablets and smartphones can take advantage of the full capacity of 1.5TB storage yet though, and many have caps on support around 512GB or 1TB, though the Chinese tablets brands very often support up to as much as 2TB.

Even the 9-inch Android tablet Lenovo Tab M9 supports microSD cards up to 2TB with the right formatting.

SanDisk's 1.5TB microSD cards comes with an adapter for laptops that may not have a dedicated microSD card slot so users can transfer files using the larger SD slot.

Specifications standards for this memory card are Class 10, U1, and A1 app performance, with read speeds up to 150MB/s and write speeds up to 100MB/s.

A while ago SanDisk also released an app called Memory Zone for management and transfer assistance with these SanDisk memory cards.

SanDisk Memory Zone app
SanDisk Memory Zone app

SanDisk Breaks Storage Record with Massive 1.5TB microSD Card

Memory pioneer SanDisk has done it again, shattering expectations with the launch of the world’s highest-capacity microSD card. Clocking in at an astonishing 1.5TB, this tiny chip can hold a 500-hour video library with room to spare. It’s a major leap forward that demonstrates the rapid pace of flash innovation.

A tech reviewer recently got hands-on with the record-setting storage solution. In an in-depth YouTube analysis, he explored everything from benchmark performance to practical Nintendo Switch usage.

After extensively testing the $150 SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, his verdict is clear – this reasonably-priced product delivers unmatched space perfect for media buffs and gamers alike.

This microSD measures just 0.59 x 0.43 x 0.04 inches yet provides an incredible 1.5TB of storage. That’s half the physical size of a standard SD card with triple the maximum capacity.

To achieve such density, SanDisk redesigned the classic microSD form factor with a slightly thicker profile. This allows the NAND flash chips and controller to breathe even at that nanoscale architecture.

Real-World Performance

The card is rated for underwhelming write speeds up to 30MB/s. However, with lightning-fast 150MB/s read throughput, the reviewer noticed no real lag launching massive games or apps.

And while 1.5TB is admittedly overkill for most, he sees uncompromising space as ideal for conveniently carrying entire libraries wherever you go. Whether it’s a personal media server or portable Nintendo Switch, this microSD can hold an estimated 500 Full HD movies!

Trusted SanDisk Quality

With rugged resilience able to withstand extreme temperatures, shock, water, and wear, the Ultra microSDXC line offers reliable performance.

And SanDisk’s reputation for quality shows with 95% 5-star ratings among over 38,000 Amazon customers. Reviewers praise the expanded storage along with trusted brand value.

One videographer states: “I have peace of mind knowing my valuable data is safe and secure.”

This card exceeds the capacity ceiling of competing models. And impressively, the popular Switch gaming system supports SD cards up to 2TB. So while 1.5TB is currently unmatched overkill in the microSD world, SanDisk has effectively future-proofed the console for cheaper storage upgrades down the road. We can reasonably expect 2TB models to launch at comparable prices soon.

With ever-growing app, video, and game file sizes, personal devices demand escalating capacity. And this SD sets a new gold standard that won’t be surpassed for years.

When asked about pushing past the 2TB SDXC specification limit, a senior SanDisk engineer explains: “The rapid pace of NAND development continues exceeding expectations…multi-terabyte solutions aren't far on the horizon.”

Pushing NAND flash to its physical limits, this engineering feat seemed improbable just a few years ago with 1TB microSD prices over $250. Now budget-friendly and available worldwide, SanDisk’s record-shattering innovation empowers consumers to affordably take their precious data anywhere imaginable. Early adopters couldn’t be happier.

– Tom Bowen