Western Digital has taken the wraps off its SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype at Photokina in Cologne.The large 1 TB capacity is designed to deliver more options for videographers and photographers amid the growth of 4K, 8K and virtual reality content.
Since its introduction of the 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card at Photokina 2014, Western Digital states that it “has proven it can nearly double the capacity in the same SD card form factor using proprietary technology”.
“Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD card and today we are enabling capacities of 1 TB,” Dinesh Bahal, Western Digital vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, commented.
“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 has yet to reveal a timeline as to availability of the card.