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This article was published on July 3, 2016

SanDisk’s new insanely fast microSD cards can hold 14 hours of 4K video

SanDisk’s new insanely fast microSD cards can hold 14 hours of 4K video
Nate Swanner
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Nate Swanner

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TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

If you’re into shooting 4K video, you’ll probably be really into the newest microSD cards from SanDisk which can hold 14 hours of footage and transfer info insanely fast.

The SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSD card not only has an insane capacity (seriously, 14 hours of 4K footage!), it can transfer your data at a read rate of 100MBps. It has a write speed of 90MBps.

If you slip one of these into a 4K drone — like a DJI Phantom 3 or 4 — you’d swap batteries far more often than memory cards. It’s peace of mind for getting a ton of B-Roll, at least.

There’s also an ‘Ultra’ version with a slightly lower read speed, which SanDisk is positioning for mainstream use (like your phone). It can hold over 24 hours of full HD video.

The Ultra will go on sale in August for $150, while the Extreme will debut at $200 sometime in Q4 2016. SanDisk also says both are “waterproof, temperature-proof, shock proof, and X-ray proof.”

We’re starting to wonder what they can’t do.

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