SanDisk announces 1TB terabyte SD card at Photokina 2016


When Microsoft announced Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL devices, they announced that it will support up to 2TB SD cards. I thought it was just a marketing gimmick as there was no 2TB SD cards in the market. It looks like we might soon have 2TB SD cards in the market. At Photokina 2016 today, Western Digital unveiled its SanDisk 1TB terabyte SDXC card prototype.

“Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. 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 two years back, SanDisk announced its 512GB SD card, now we have got 1TB version. I think we should be able to test whether 2TB SD card will really work on Lumia 950 series devices in a couple of years!

“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.

Read more about it at SanDisk.

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