MicroSD Cards

Micro SD cards have been sold since 2006, and these small-form versions of their bigger brothers, SD cards, have helped electronic devices become smaller in size.

Micro SD cards are capable of storing large quantities of data—including tens of thousands of documents, images and songs as well as even hours of HD video—on a single card the size of a fingernail.

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Things to Consider When Shopping for Bulk Micro SD Cards

Just as with SD cards, when set to make a purchasing decision about micro SD cards, spend some time exploring options so you can buy the cards that are appropriate for your purpose.

For starters, it is important to recognize the purpose for these micro cards. This will help classify what class card you need in addition to the size and needed read write speeds. Note that not all MicroSD and SD cards come with adapters and plastic jewel cases. Be sure to add wallets and memory card readers to your order just in case.

Micro SD cards are unique in the fact that they are used in tons of electronic devices. You can use them in mobile phones and other android devices and in cameras like GoPros, audio recorders, and laptops and dslr cameras by utilizing adapters and card readers.

Although you can use MicroSD cards in any device normal size SD cards would operate in, you should avoid using MicroSD cards in adapters as a permanent solution.

For reference, Samsung micro SD cards and Sandisk micro SD cards are the more popular brands producing micro SD cards.

What Is a Micro SD Card?

A micro SD card, short for micro secure digital card, is an ultracompact, lightweight and removable flash memory card that offers high-capacity storage. Measuring just 15 millimeters by 11 millimeters by 1 millimeter and weighing only one-quarter gram, these storage solutions are used in computers and electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, and digital action cameras.

MicroSD cards can also be used in some netbook computers, especially Chromebooks, as well as small digital video camcorders, small digital cameras, digital picture frames, games consoles and MP3 players.

MicroSD vs Standard SD

MicroSD cards are about one-quarter the size of a standard SD card. They’re designed to be used in mobile devices and other compact electronics, while a full-size SD card may be better suited for use in professional digital cameras, handheld or larger camcorders, and laptops.

Top Micro SD Card Brands

Everything But Stromboli carries several top micro SD card brand names. We carry Delkin, Kingston, SanDisk, and Samsung cards.

We sell products from top micro SD card brands individually and at special discounted wholesale prices.

Popular Applications of Micro SD Memory Cards

Micro SD memory cards are not just for Android devices; they are also used in a wide range of digital applications. Some common uses include the following.

Storing Photos and Videos

The high storage capacities of micro SD cards make them ideal for storing large photo and video files. Professionals may use these memory cards for HD video recording purposes as well as the storage and distribution of high-quality pictures.

Micro SD cards can also be used to store footage from video monitoring cameras.

Backing Up Data

Because micro SD cards are portable and easily removable, they can be used as a quick and easy way to back up data on the go.

Running Applications

Some micro SD cards can be preloaded with software that allows them to run certain applications. These memory cards can be used for video games, as well.

Playing Music

Micro SD cards can also be used to store and play music files, such as for use on a mobile phone.

Archiving Data

In some cases, micro SD cards can be used to archive important data that needs to be kept safe and secure.

Common MicroSD Card Sizes

One key thing to consider when checking out microSD cards is drive capacity and internal storage. Everything But Stromboli stocks small and large card sizes. We carry cards in capacities of 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 200 GB, 256 GB, 400 GB, 512 GB, and 1TB.

The most popular sizes of microSD cards are 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, although, in recent years, 128 GB and 256 GB sizes have grown in popularity. SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro A2 cards have proven to be popular selections because of improved read and write speeds. SanDisk’s 200 GB and 400 GB A1 class cards are the newest addition to Everything But Stromboli’s lineup.

MicroSD Card Specs: What Does Each MicroSD Card Terminology Indicate?

When researching micro SD cards, you’ll discover lots of card specs. To help you understand micro SD card terminology, the Everything But Stromboli team developed the following guide so you can key in on the product(s) you need.

It’s important to highlight that each brand, format, size and class of micro SD card is different. It’s recommended to stay within the range of sizes and speeds suitable for the lowest and maximum efficiency and outputs needed for your given purpose.

Micro SD card specs are similar to SD card specs. The main difference between these cards is that, if using an adapter, the adapter must also be of the sufficient class. MicroSD cards also have an additional class, represented by an “A.”

  • SD Card: Secure Digital Card that is inserted into a device (laptop, game console, phone, camera, other SD reader or USB adapter).
  • SDHC: Secure Digital High Capacity, which generally covers sizes between 4 GB and 32 GB.
  • SDXC: Secure Digital eXtended Capacity, optimized for full HD recording and is compatible with only SDXC devices. The SDXC format is common for media devices.
  • Class or series: The class is the rated classification for write speed of the card, or how fast information is uploaded and written onto the device. Cards have been made as Class 2, Class 4, Class 6 and Class 10 writing in at least 10MB/s.
  • UHS: Ultra High Speed is another designation of write speed. A drive with a U1 symbol writes at 10 MB per second and a U3 writes at 30 MB per second.
  • V: A “V” designation represents a video-oriented card with the video class speed of V6 (6 MB per second), V10 (10 MB per second), V30 (30 MB per second), V60 (60 MB per second) and V90 (90 MB per second). Video demands a specific write speed to record at a certain quality of video. The higher the quality of video, the higher the necessary write speed.

The input and output operations per second, or IOPS, for micro SD cards is designated by the application speed class or the A symbol. Cards with the A2 designation are great for 4K video recordings.

  • A1: Class 1. Minimum read speed of 1500 IOPS. Minimum write speed of 500 IOPS. 10 MB per second.
  • A2: Class 2. Minimum read speed of 4000 IOPS. Minimum write speed of 2000 IOPS. 10 MB per second.

Some companies give their cards special names. As an examle, SanDisk produces popular cards for video recording. The company labels its card classes with the designations Ultra, Extreme, and Extreme Pro.

Each tier operates with higher read speeds than the previous tier and offers much faster write speeds. The Ultra is a step up from a normal card, the Extreme is better still, and the Extreme Pro performs the fastest read, write and transfer speeds.

Bulk Micro SD Cards

When you make bulk purchases, the larger your order size, the less you’ll pay per unit. By buying bulk memory cards, the prices per card become the most affordable compared with the cost when purchasing individually.

Many companies buy wholesale micro SD cards for use by their employees in business equipment as well as in packaging with electronic equipment such as media players. Bulk purchases can help you get the most affordable prices on micro memory cards.

Where Can I Buy Bulk Micro SD Cards?

Everything But Stromboli simplifies the process of buying bulk micro SD cards. You’ll also save a lot of money when you purchase wholesale micro SD cards through our website. Our cards are all high-quality products, and when purchasing in bulk, you’ll maximize your savings per card.

Although many shoppers look to Amazon or eBay to buy bulk memory cards, they soon discover that it’s a drawn-out process, often requiring negotiation. Many online stores require you to contact the dealer to check their inventory and discuss pricing. This is because large orders may not be their primary focus.

Everything but Stromboli has you covered. We focus on scale and bulk micro SD card pricing to streamline your purchase process. If you have questions, we’re happy to ensure you and your company receive the best product for your needs.

Here are some key factors to consider when buying bulk micro SD cards:

  • Do you need a specific class or read or write speed?
  • Are you looking for any particular brand card?
  • What size storage does your need require?
  • What quantity is required?

Keep in mind that your top intention should not be about buying merely the cheapest flash cards but finding and making sure these cards work optimally for your needs.

Everything But Stromboli ships to every state in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as throughout Canada. For quotes on shipping estimates to other countries around the world, simply email or call us.

How to Remove Write Protection from Micro SD Card

A lot of people want to know exactly how to remove write protection from a micro SD card because they’ve unwittingly locked themselves out of writing to the card.

The simplest solution is to unlock the memory card. If you’re using an adapter that converts a micro SD card to an SD card, make sure the lock switch on the left side of the adapter card is up, in the unlock position.