Lexar Announces World’s First 1 TB SD XC Card
Back in 2016, SanDisk had unveiled the world’s first 1 TB SD card, but unfortunately it never made it to the market. However, Lexar, a brand that was bought by Longsys two years back, has now released a 1 TB SD card that is available for purchase! It is noteworthy that the Lexar brand was shutting shop when Micron, the then parent company decided to discontinue the brand.
The card promises to transfer high-quality photos and 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video extremely fast. It promises to deliver read speeds of up to 633x (95MB/s). The card has a video recording speed class of V30. The main competition to this card will be Sand Disk’s 512 Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-I memory card.
A senior official from Lexar stated that almost fifteen years ago Lexar had announced a 1GB SD card. And now the company has achieved to have a 1 TB storage capacity in the same convenient form factor. He also stated that as consumers continue to demand greater storage for their cameras, the combination of high-speed performance with a 1TB option now offers a solution for content creators. Specially those who shoot large volumes of high-resolution images and 4K video.
According to the company, all Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs. This occurs in facilities with more than 1,100 digital devices. This is done to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability.
This card however, being a pathfinder of sorts, is quite expensive. The 1TB Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I card is available at an MRP of $499.99. Buying two 512 GB SD cards are still cheaper, but it might mean taking a cut in between recording footage to change cards if you frequently record 4K videos. The new 1 TB card also comes with a limited-lifetime warranty.