If you’re an international art thief dealing in jewels instead of cash, you might want to consider switching to a different currency. Pricing has finally become available for Micron’s 1.5TB i400 microSD cards, announced last June. Micron doesn’t appear to have actually made a price announcement yet, although listings have popped up at online wholesalers around the world.
The prices are enough to make your eyes water. The wholesale cost for a single card is $420 at Newark. Retail price bumps up to $556.05 on Mouser. And for that kind of money, you’re not even getting a super fast (for UHS-I) V30 card, either. These are Class 10, so you’re only guaranteed 10MB/sec sustained transfer speeds. Also, you’re going to be on about a two-month waiting list (at least).