Memory Overload: SanDisk Announces New Massive 1 Terabyte SD Card

Jake Rossen
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In recent years, SanDisk has developed a reputation for storage card excess. In 2014, the company debuted a 512 MB SD card that retailed for $800—an amount that was probably more than the digital camera it was intended to be placed in.

At the time, it was thought to be the largest mini-storage device in the world. If that was a record, it has been broken by SanDisk’s announcement of a one terabyte card at the Photokina photography show in Cologne, Germany.

That's a lot of storage. How much? The people at PC Ninja made this helpful chart:

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According to SanDisk, the massive space on the card is a response to the increasing demand for 4K video, virtual reality software, and other memory-hogging applications that are expected to be in wide circulation in the coming years. Even photographers may soon gravitate toward higher capacity memory to avoid switching out cards while working. The downside? It might take longer to retrieve information—and losing it could mean losing weeks worth of work.

SanDisk only demonstrated a prototype of the card at the show; an official release date and price point are expected to be announced in the near future.

[h/t Gizmodo]

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