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Mark Peters
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Upgrade your smartphone with A1 memory

content type Press information Mail the editor Posted by Mark Peters
Friday, February 3rd 2017 - 23:30 CET - Comments: 0
S anDisk microSD card designed to deliver a new experience of application performance - Western Digital has recently announced the world’s first microSD memory card that meets the Application Performance Class 1 (A1) requirements from the latest SD Association specifications. By meeting the A1 performance standard, the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, delivers capacity, speed and enhanced capability to deliver a better smartphone experience. The new SanDisk Ultra microSD Premium Edition card with A1 is compatible with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android smartphones and tablets, giving users an easy way to manage and back up content on their mobile device. The free app is available for free through the Google Play Store.
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Upgrade your smartphone storage capacity

Since the popular memory card format launched more than a decade ago, microSD cards have been instrumental in driving new segments in digital imaging like action cameras, drones, dashboard cameras and surveillance systems, and have significantly impacted the evolution of the smartphone. Today, approximately 75 percent of smartphone models on the market contain microSD slots, according to data from Strategy Analytics. The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card offers the capacity and performance consumers need to capture all of life's moments without having to worry about what to delete. The card can hold up to 24 hours of Full HD video and with premium transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s. With A1 performance, the tiny memory card can launch and run apps at blazing speeds. '


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256GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card

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. 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. With the introduction of the Android Marshmallow 6 operating system, users can expand storage capacity on smartphones by selecting the microSD card as preferred or adoptable storage, which means apps can now be loaded and launched directly from the A1 microSD card. The SanDisk memory card carries a suggested retail price of $199.99.

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