ADATA this week launched its lineup of microSD cards aimed at gamers. The ADATA XPG microSD cards offer capacities up to 512 GB, and are compliant with the 'App Performance Class 1' standard for guaranteed performance.

ADATA’s XPG lineup of microSDXC cards includes 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB models and are rated for up to 100 MB/s sequential read speed as well as up to 85 MB/s write speed. The cards are compliant with the Video Speed Class V30 requirements and therefore guarantee a minimum write speed of 30 MB/s. Being A1-compliant, the cards also provide a sustained performance of at least 1500 random read IOPS as well as at least 500 random write IOPS.

Being aimed at Google Android-based smartphones/tablets, Nintendo Switch consoles, various VR headsets, and other microSD devices, ADATA’s XPG microSDXC cards feature an extended temperature range and can operate in the range between -25ºC to 85ºC (-13ºF to 185ºF), which makes them useful not only for gamers, but also for photographers (with cameras or drones) who many need to work in extreme weather conditions.

ADATA XPG microSD Cards
  512 GB
256 GB
128 GB
Sequential Read Speed 100 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed 85 MB/s
Minimum Sequential Write Speed 30 MB/s
Minimal Random Read Speed 1500 IOPS
Minimal Random Write Speed 500 IOPS
Operating Temperatures -25° to 85° C (-13°F to 185°F)
Interface UHS-I
Availability Q4 2018
SDA Labels A1, V30, U3

ADATA is the sixth company to offer microSD cards with 512 GB capacity, alongside PNYLexar, Samsung, Kingston, and Integral. The top-of-the-range card will be offered at a premium, and we expect pricing of XPG 128 GB and XPG 256 GB microSD cards to be in line with competition offering similar performance and features.

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Source: ADATA

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  • godrilla - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    What is the best benchmark tool to check the advertised speeds for micro sd cards?
  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    USB 3.0 adapter and any of the SSD / HDD tools? AS SSD, CDM, IOmeter. Or just copy a bunch of small files and a few large files to the card and look at the time it takes.
  • godrilla - Monday, December 3, 2018 - link

    Thanks I was hoping an app on Android.
  • olafgarten - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    I'm quite sure more than just PNY and Lexar do 512gb micro sd cards.

    I know Samsung and Integral do.
  • olafgarten - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    Kingston does too.
  • LauRoman - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

  • Arbie - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    Knew I was missing a "gaming" something...
  • tech6 - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    Gaming everything! They should launch a ranger of "gaming" kitchen appliances with RGB!
  • hecoqogo - Saturday, December 8, 2018 - link

    By the way, for any gaming card you choose, you should have sufficient credits in psn when it comes to play them. Thanks to that has an amazing tricks to get them online easily.

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