Western Digital Corporation, producers of SanDisk range of SD cards has set another milestone in the world of memory cards, breaking their own record in producing the world’s biggest memory SD card with 1TB of memory space.
Although the SDXC card is only a prototype currently, with no details available on price or release date, it is still an impressive milestone.
It was only sixteen years ago that SanDisk introduced its first 64 megabyte SD card, while two years ago it debuted the 512GB card, which was then the world’s biggest. Things have moved fast, though, and compared to the 64MB card, today’s 1TB version offers 16,384 times more storage.
The company says the 1TB card is necessary to match the increasing demand for memory-heavy formats, including 4K and 8K footage, 360-degree video and VR.
However, there will be some downsides.
The 1TB card is certain to be prohibitively expensive, and at such a large capacity, read and write speeds are going to be comparatively slow. Plus, if you’re working with a 1TB card there’s always the danger you’ll have too much space and forget to back up or switch cards.
Via: The Verge, SanDisk