Following on the from the successes of releasing a 512GB microSDCX card in 2018, PNY is back once again with an updated version of the accessory for 2019. And, if Amazon is to be believed, then you can pick it up for as little as $279.99.

PNY rode the wave of being one of only two companies to actually have a 512GB card out in the market last year. And it rode an especially important wave in the United States as it was the only company in that territory which was selling a card with this type of internal storage for a limited period of time.

The popularity of that storage solution spoke for itself, so much in fact that PNY has made very slight, but noticeable updates to the product to take it to the next level.

The upgraded Pro Elite 512GB MicroSD card offers U3 bus speeds as defined by the SD Association. This means that the new Pro Elite is going to offer a minimum sequential write speed of 30MB/sec and could achieve speeds up to 90MB/sec in perfect conditions. That’s an upgrade from a U1 Speed Class specification to a much preferred and much more performant U3 Speed Classification.

The new version is also rated A2 for faster app performance and to run apps directly from the card itself, which is a nice little improvement over the original. As with all memory cards of this type, PNY stipulates that this accessory would be perfect for use with action cameras, drones, smartphones, tablets, gaming and other devices which require a large amount of external storage to be provided. It’s currently unconfirmed pricing at the moment but it’s also notable that Amazon appears to be listing the second-generation PNY Pro Elite 512GB card for the same low $279.99 price that the original had previously dropped to.

Additionally, the company has also introduced an array of other products that include a Pro Elite USB 3.0/3.1 flash drive that offers a stunning 1TB of storage.

There is also a 256GB Elite-X flash drive in a smaller frame that would be perfect for slim and lightweight laptops, and even an Elite Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1 flash drive offering storage capacities ranging from 64GB to 512GB.

Buy: PNY U3 Pro Elite MicroSD Card – 512GB from Amazon: $279

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