SanDisk’s new 1TB SD card offers more storage than most laptops

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SanDisk has unveiled an SD card which offers an incredible 1TB of storage space.

The amount of storage is even more impressive when you consider that it offers 16,384 times more storage than the company’s original 64MB card it first released over 16 years ago.

SanDisk says the 1TB SD card is necessary to keep up with the increasing demand for storage space from super high resolution 4k and 8k video footage, as well as from the likes of 360 degree video.

However, the SDXC card is only a prototype and there are currently no details on a possible release date or pricing.

“Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB, said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital.

“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.”

“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,” said Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

The 1TB SD card was unveiled at the Photokina conference in Cologne on Tuesday.

Source: SanDisk

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