SanDisk launches 128GB microSD at MWCby Joshua Ho on February 26, 2014 2:48 AM EST
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Today, SanDisk is the first to launch the long-awaited (by some) 128GB microSD card, and it seems to be a class 10, UHS-1 card. While there are no benchmarks that I have seen, it's likely that this won't be as fast as the Extreme and Extreme Ultra/Pro microSD brands, which would mean that this is likely only for bulk media storage that only requires sequential reads. Amazon is already selling them for 120USD, for those that don't want to wait.
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krazyfrog - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkI had a 256MB MMC in 2006.
jo-82 - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkDoes it work inside Galaxy S3 / Android 4 devices? I'm eager to have my complete Musiccollection with me.
bd1212 - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkNo. The only devices that currently support this are the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Galaxy S5.
markiz - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkDo the newish windows tablets? Like T100?
invinciblegod - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkI still don't get why these cards need driver updates to work. I never needed drivers upgrading from hard drive to larger hard drive.
fokka - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkthey don't. manufacturers just go with the biggest size available regarding supported size and that's it. my 2010 nexus one with official support up to 32gb had no problems with a 64gb micro sdxc and a 128gb sdxc i hacked into the case with an adapter.
just insert card, android prompts you to format it an you're good to go. only downside is that it gets formatted fat32 so files >4gb are a no go.
teiglin - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkIs there any reason to believe that they actually won't work in older devices? I remember lots of people complaining about the fact that 64GB cards were "unsupported" by older devices, which didn't license exFAT, but if you formatted them to FAT32 then they would work fine.
Dentons - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkWhat's your source of that information?
It's an SDXC card. It should be supported by SDXC devices, including any Samsung phones or tablet released in the past 2 years. S3, S4, Note 2, Note 3. It should work with any and all of those.
av911 - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkPretty sure it'll work, it's based on SDXC format. And people have modded their Note phablets with 128GB SD cards.
shabby - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - linkAlmost pointless now, google screwed up microsd cards with android 4.4 unless you have root.