The World’s First 1TB SDXC Card Unveiled by Western Digital under SanDisk Brand

Inevitably, technology has reached a tipping point when the ability to store massive chunks of data exceeding the 1000 GB threshold on a consumer memory card seems no longer only as a futuristic concept. Through leveraging storage media and stepping away from the status quo, Western Digital unveiled a prototype SDXC memory card under its recently acquired SanDisk brand capable of storing whopping 1TB of information on a memory card with a fingernail-sized form factor. The new product is aimed at aspiring content creators who produce high-resolution content and need to work with capacity-intensive applications on a daily basis. Such a memory card will allow professional videographers and photographers to capture more material without interruption by eliminating the necessity of swapping out cards due to capacity limitations.

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The announcement comes exactly two years after SanDisk unveiled its former highest-capacity prototype the 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card at Photokina back in 2014 that’s still available today. Just as a reference, this unit provides write speeds up to 90 MB/s and read speeds up to 95 MB/s thus enabling flawless capturing of Full HD, 3D, and 4K video, as well as high-resolution Raw still images in burst mode without any interruptions. The new SanDisk 1TB card is expected to provide the same top-notch performance when it comes to handling ultra-high-resolution media, including 4K and 8K footage, VR content, 360-degree videos, and more.

The price and availability of the SanDisk 1TB SDXC card are yet to be announced, but if you want to take a sneak peek at the unit, Western Digital will be showcasing the prototype alongside its newest offerings at Photokina, Hall 02.1 Stand A014. Currently, the SanDisk 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card sells for $299.95 which is more than 2x less than its initial retail price of $800, so it’s expected to see the SanDisk 1TB SDXC memory card debuting in a similar price range.

[source: SanDisk]

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  • LICE

    Unreal…I remember telling my dad I wanted a 4gig hard drive for my desktop back when I was in school. He told me there was no way anyone would ever need that kind of space unless they wanted to download the entire internet. Times are achanging….