Western Digital, the company that now owns the Sandisk brand, has unveiled an SD card that has the maximum capacity so far in its category – 1TB. It is the SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO SDXC that is announced and this comes a couple of years after the company had introduced the 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC card.

The main aim for the company to come up with this large capacity SD card is to offer a solution for those who want to capture 4K videos or do some intensive tasks like virtual reality streaming, 360-degree video capture, etc. The support for these tasks was already there on the 512GB card as well, but this now leads to lesser interruptions for changing cards while you record for longer times.

The SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype will be showcased at the Photokina event that is going on in Germany.

Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates.”

Western Digital acquired Sandisk in a deal of 19 Billion USD. Recently, the storage solution giant had launched 4TB My Passport Ultra portable hard drive.


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