SanDisk unveils world's first 512 GB SD memory card

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The SanDisk Extreme PRO 512 GB SD card at Photokina 2014 (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

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You can never have enough storage. This is true both of the homes we choose to live in, and in the digital realm where we keep memories and content backed up for safe keeping. SanDisk has now announced its, and the world's, highest capacity SD memory card so far.

The 512 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card is designed with professional videographers and photographers in mind. These are, after all, the people most likely to need to shoot 4K video, full 1080p HD video, or high-definition photographs. The high capacity is coupled with write speeds up to 90 MB/s and transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s, meaning the ability to capture lots of content is augmented by a speedy post-production workflow.

This latest addition to the SanDisk range is shockproof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof, and can operate at temperatures ranging from -13 to 185 ºF (-25 to 85 ºC). It comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and has an RRP of US$799.

The video below runs through the features of the 512 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I, as well as showing how the capacities of memory cards has increased exponentially. For a reminder of how quickly things have changed, bear in mind that SanDisk unveiled its first 512 MB SD card in 2003, meaning we have witnessed a 1,000-fold increase in a little over a decade.

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