Want a 512GB SD Card? SanDisk Thinks So

While it is possible to get a 1TB USB flash drive these days, we haven’t yet broken into the terabyte range with those postage stamp-sized SD cards just yet. SanDisk is indeed pushing the envelope with their latest announcement, though. Here is the new SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card, available in capacities up to 512GB.

Yes, you read that right: five-hundred and twelve freaking gigabytes.

It wasn’t all that long ago that such capacities were unheard of in flash drives, let alone in the tiny memory card you plunk into your camera. SanDisk is saying the world’s highest capacity SD card on the market is geared mostly toward “industry professionals,” particularly those shooting 4K video. Those files can get pretty massive, so having 512GB could prove handy (though I’d worry about card failure). Understandably, they’re also backing the capacity with some killer speeds: up to 90MB/s write “for high resolution, real-world color and stutter-free 4K Ultra HD video.”

Of course, the incredible capacity and speed are accompanied by an incredible price too. If you want a 512GB SD card, be prepared to pay for it. SanDisk has it listed at $799.99, but it’s already on sale at Adorama for $729. The updated Class 10 Extreme PRO SDXC lineup also includes 256GB and 128GB cards for about $359 and $189, respectively.

Via Canon Rumors

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