You Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar

first_imgStay on target 2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutThe World’s First Foldable Smartphone Transforms Into a Tablet I remember when I was kid first learning about technology I thought that a terabyte was such a huge, incalculable amount of space that surely no one person would ever need that much storage. Terabyte hard drives were only for, like, space stations. Today, that’s definitely no longer the case. People chew through terabytes of space like it was nothing, recording hours of huge 4K video files about their day at the park or whatever.However, packing one terabyte of storage into the smallest form possible has still been a technological challenge. SanDisk, one of the most prominent SD card manufacturers around, has so far only managed to show off prototypes of cards fitting that much capacity into one tiny cartridge. But now, at CES 2019, the first commercially available terabyte SD card is here, thanks to Lexar.The Lexar 1TB 633x SDXC UHS-I card is what it says it is, an SD card with a ludicrous one terabyte flash memory capacity. Before now the biggest cards were half that size at 512GB, and only fifteen years ago 1GB SD cards were a huge deal. This new card is made for professionals, serious camera folks who constantly fill up SD cards shooting lots of photos and videos all day in the highest possible quality, so they don’t need to keep track of so many cards.The convenience doesn’t just come from the space though. The card also sports respectable read transfer speeds of 95MB/s per second, so you don’t need to wait that long to get your files onto the computer and actually use them.You can pre-order Lexar’s 1TB SDXC card now at B&H (the go-to place for real photographers and videographers) for $399. It looks like the official price is $499 so if you’re interested maybe hop on this initial lower price. Now that terabyte SD cards are a thing, we’ve got to go even smaller. It’s only a matter of time before we’ll be popping in 1TB microSD cards to make our phones, tablets, and Nintendo Switch consoles even roomier.last_img read more

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