Fry's will have 64GB cards tomorrow (Thanksgiving) for $15 with their promo code thing you get when you sign up by email, think I'll grab two of 'em (1 per email so I have several set up for such purposes). I know that people that purchased the LG V10 smartphone recently are taking LG up on their free bonus bundle with a spare battery/charger/case/200GB microSD card too. There's a thread over at the XDA Developers forum where some folks did benchmarks and it's a typical Class 10 card with write speeds around 14-15MB/s so nothing really amazing, just a big ass storage card.
$99 ain't bad for it I suppose but soon enough we'll have even larger cards and the prices just keep coming down as the technology continues to improve and mature.
But yes, 200GB of storage space (works out to like 186GB of actual storage after formatting) in something the size of a fingernail - and the the actual storage device itself is embedded in the plastic microSD housing so it's even smaller is pretty cool. I figure within 2-3 years we'll see terabyte sized microSD cards, maybe sooner.
Btw, Chase freedom has 10% off @ amazon so that would make it $89.99 for this card.
With that being said, I want something faster. I'm tempted to go sandisk extreme pro or extreme plus. Doesn't seem like much difference in specs. For the 64GB, the pro is $50 @ zon, and the plus I think is $30.
wondering if something like this could be used in a surface pro to install programs, or would it be wayy too slow? Can't change the ssd on surface pros
Well, consider that they are now up to 16TB (maybe more since last I checked) and all the additional electronics required to manage all those connections and uh... I think it's pretty difficult to argue they are "holding back".Means they are really holding back on what could fit in a 2.5" drive.