SanDisk on Tuesday made sure that you will never have the storage blues again. The company unveiled the world's largest SD card with a massive 1TB of storage. The SDXC card is still in its prototype stage as of now and the company has not revealed the price and release date yet. However, the 1TB SD card is another milestone the company after it unveiled the 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I memory card two years ago (which was the biggest at the time).
With video moving into 4K and 8K territory, and 360-degree videos and VR on the rise, the company believed that a 1TB storage is a necessary. In a press release, the company stated that "higher capacity cards expand the possibilities for professional videographers and photographers, giving them even greater ability to create more of the highest quality content, without the interruption of changing cards."
"With the growing demand for applications like VR, we can certainly use 1TB when we're out shooting continuous high-quality video."
Sixteen years ago, the company launched the first SanDisk 64MB SD card. SanDisk owners Western Digital have come a long way since then. Compared to the 64MB SD card, the 1TB version offers 16,384 times more storage.
While the 1TB SD card from SanDisk is a great feat, the pricing will surely be a downer for many. Since the 512GB SDXC card was launched at $799.99 (roughly Rs. 48,000), you can expect the 1TB card to be a lot higher.
SanDisk will showcase the SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype at the current European photography show Photokina.