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SanDisk unveils the world’s first 1Terabyte memory card

SanDisk recently revealed the world’s first-ever 1TB SD card, packing more storage space than an average laptop. The company said in a press release that the need for a 1TB SD card is greater than ever with the continued growth of high-quality video recording and images.

The card named the SDXC, was unveiled at the world’s leading trade fair for photo and video professionals in Cologne, Germany. SanDisk has yet to reveal the price or release date and it is only a prototype right now, but it is still an astounding achievement to put that much memory into such a small space.

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SanDisk, a Western Digital brand, has revolutionized the standard of SD cards in less than two decades innovating from a mere 64MB card to a card that can hold up to one terabyte of storage space. The global storage technology and solutions company already broke records with its 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card at Photokina 2014. SanDisk says that the current demand for new, memory-heavy formats like 4K and 8K video and virtual reality inspired them to move into terabyte territory.

Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital, said in a press conference, “The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as the growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360-video, are progressing at astounding rates.”

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However, with the 512GB card selling for a whopping $800, the 1TB card is expected to be expensive and because of the large capacity, its speed will probably be slower than smaller memory cards on the market. Not to mention the fact that 1TB of personal data, including private photos and videos, is a whole lot of stuff to leave behind in a cab or a restaurant.

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