Sandisk Brings Out a 512 GB SD Card and the World’s Fastest MicroSD Card
Data storage for long had been a major headache for everyone. But in the last decade storage technologies have evolved astronomically. We now have a wide array of storage options from SD cards to hard drives to even high capacity RAID drives. It won’t be wrong to say that the storage revolution has brought the internet age to its maximum potential and fueled a new age economy. Now Sandisk has performed a feat that will find a place in the history books.
Sandisk has launched a SD Card that has an incredible storage capacity of 512 GB. This card will be a boon to camera professionals as they can shoot their high data-intensive 4K videos with ease. It will also come in handy to photographers who want to do high-speed photography.
Back in 2003, Sandisk had unveiled the first 512 MB card. Now 11 years later the company is ready to create a storm with its new 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card. So in just a decade the storage capacity has almost increased a 1000 times. That is a great achievement in itself.
The card provides write speeds up to 90 MB/s* and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording speed for high resolution, real-world color and stutter-free 4K Ultra HD video. The transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s provided by the card helps to move data quickly for efficient post-production workflows.
Along with this Sandisk also released the 64GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I card which it claims is the fastest card in the world. These cards provide transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s and also hold Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) ratings.
As the amount of data stored is high on the cards, the company claims it offers multiple safety features. The cards have Built for and tested in harsh conditions; they are temperature-proof, waterproof, shock-proof, and x-ray proof. Sandisk also offers RescuePRO Deluxe, which is a data recovery software. And if all this is not enough, the card comes with lifetime limited warranty.
The 64 GB Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I cards are available in capacities of 32GB and 64GB and range in pricing from Rs. 4,900 and Rs. 9,700. The Sandisk 512 GB SD card will be priced at Rs.51,990.
The cards are clearly not meant for the general public as of yet. But these cards will help to bring great content for the booming high-resolution mobile screens and Ultra HD TV market. These will also be great for phones which offer 4K video recording like Sony Z3, Note 4, LG G3, etc. Hopefully in the next decade we’ll see 512 TB cards or does that sound to audacious? We’ll check back with Sandisk for the answers, 11 years from now.