SanDisk Announces World's Largest SD Card

512Gb of storage at UHS-I speeds

By PF Staff in Photo Industry News on Sep 11, 2014
SanDisk Announces World's Largest SD Card

SanDisk is getting ready for the future with three new cards designed for high-performance still and 4K video recording without compromising on storage space.

The company announced today a new 512-gigabyte Extreme Pro SDXC memory card with a 90Mb/s write speed and 95Mb/s read speed, plus a U3 class rating and advanced error correction for unparalleled reliability.  This is the highest storage capacity currently available in an SDXC card, surpassing the previously-attained 256Gb mark and matching the capacity of Lexar's largest CompactFlash card.  What's the catch?  The $729.00 price tag, no doubt.

SanDisk is therefore also offering its new ultra high-speed card in both 256Gb and 128Gb versions, which will retail for $189 and $359, respectively.

We're slowly approaching the theoretical 2Tb limit for SDXC card despite the fact that considerably-smaller capacities are still more than adequate for a day's worth of shooting with most current-generation still cameras.

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