SanDisk’s Demonstrates Prototype Of The World’s First 1TB SDXC Card

Western Digital, SanDisk’s parent company, revealed a prototype of a one-terabyte SDXC card – the biggest SD card in the world – at the Photokina 2016 photography show today. With increasing demand for high resolution content, such as 4K and 8K, the 1TB SD will ensure that your camera never runs out of space for photos or videos. Just a couple of years ago, Western Digital had unveiled a 512 GB SDXC card at the same event.

“Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates.”

Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers, said, “Just a few short years ago the idea of a 1TB capacity point in an SD card seemed so futuristic – it’s amazing that we’re now at the point where it’s becoming a reality. With the growing demand for applications like VR, we can certainly use 1TB when we’re out shooting continuous high-quality video. High-capacity cards allow us to capture more without interruption, streamlining our workflow, and eliminating the worry that we may miss a moment because we have to stop to swap out cards.”

Currently, the one-terabyte SDXC card is only a prototype, with no details available on price or release date. Given that the 512 GB version cost $800, the 1TB card is certain to be exorbitantly expensive.

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