SanDisk unveils first-ever one terabyte memory card

Today, global storage technology company Western Digital Corporation unveiled the SanDisk 1TB terabyte (TB) SDXC card prototype in order to meet the growing storage demands as a result of high resolution content, such as 4K and 8K.


“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.”

Two years ago, the company introduced the record-breaking 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card, proving it could nearly double the capacity in the same SD card form factor. Higher capacity cards expand possibilities for professional videographers and photographers, providing them with more freedom to create high quality content, without needing to change cards.

“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.

Western Digital is demonstrating the SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype at Photokina.

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