512 GB MicroSD Card Revealed, And It's Perfect For Nintendo Switch

No more worrying about download space!


As computer storage gets progressively cheaper, the capacity of microSD cards continues to go up. As a result, what would seem absolutely unbelievable only a few years ago is now possible: a 512 GB microSD card was recently revealed, becoming the biggest microSD ever created.

It comes from manufacturer Integral Memory, whose card overtakes the previous record holder by a significant margin. SanDisk's 400 GB card is now in second place, although, as The Verge points out, SanDisk still has the edge in speed: Integral Memory's microSD comes in at 80 MB/s, while SanDisk's is at 100 MB/s.

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The new card also happens to be classified as the SDXC UHS-I U1 format, meaning that it can be used to capture full HD video from cameras--and it can be used in a Nintendo Switch. The Switch actually supports such microSDs up to 2 TB in capacity, although obviously such cards don't exist yet.

In the meantime, you can grab one of these Integral Memory cards to download all the games you could want. In fact, according to our best guess using this list, you likely could download the entire current Nintendo Switch library to this card--and still have about 50 GB to spare.

There's no word yet on the price, but it's likely that you'll have to shell out quite a bit of money for it when it's released in February. The SanDisk 400 GB card, after all, still costs $240 on Amazon. But storage continues to get cheaper every year, so microSD cards of similar capacities will probably be widespread after a few years.

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