SanDisk 128GB micro SDXC
SanDisk has announced the introduction of the SanDisk 128GB micro SDXC memory card. This is the world’s largest capacity micro SD card. It is designed for mobile consumer devices, including smartphones and tablet PCs.
In 2004, 128 MB memory cards became available. Now, 10 years later, the storage capacity has increased an amazing 1,000 times to SanDisk 128GB. This opens new opportunities for storing large amounts of data including videos, music, and photos, as well as storage and backup for data files.
Although cloud storage is a fast-growth industry, there are concerns about privacy and security. Data backup to a micro SDXC memory card allows the user to keep a local copy of important and confidential files on a tiny removable memory card. The memory card can be easily stored in a fireproof safe or at an offsite location as protection from onsite risks of data loss due to fire, storm damage or theft.
The tiny SanDisk 128GB memory card is about the size of a fingernail and is rugged and can withstand a wide temperature range. These memory cards are not fast, like a solid-state disk, but they are ideal for storage of videos, music, and photos, and for backup of data files. It is described as Ideal for shooting Full HD video and high-quality pictures.
I use SanDisk micro SDXC memory cards as part of my data backup plan. I also use secure, encrypted cloud storage from SpiderOak for remote backup. I no longer use hard disk drives and don’t have to worry about disk crashes.
Read the news release at SanDisk 128GB micro SDXC.
Update: Since this article was written in February 2014, SanDisk has announced the SanDisk 200 GB micro SDXC for release in June 2015. SanDisk has been acquired by Western Digital.
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