This fingernail-sized 256GB microSD card is the world’s fastest

SanDisk’s new 256GB microSD card isn’t the first of its kind, but it is, says parent company Western Digital, the fastest. The card has transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s and write speeds of 90MB/s — quick enough to transfer an entire HD movie in around 45 seconds. You’ll need that sort of performance though if you’re using the card for its intended purpose: recording and storing up to 14 hours of 4K footage from smartphones, action cameras, or drones.

The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card is only slightly faster than Samsung’s own $249.99 256GB microSD card, but Western Digital also unveiled a slower cousin intended for a wider audience — the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition. (Yes, those are some terrible,…

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