SanDisk reveals world's first 1TB SD card

The new SD card represents 16,000 times the capacity of SanDIsk’s first 64MB product.

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SanDisk's new 1TB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card.

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SanDisk today showcased its upcoming 1TB SDXC card prototype at a European trade show for photo and video professionals.

"There is no definitive timing for availability as of now," a company spokesperson said in an email to Computerworld. "Western Digital plans to monitor industry trends and demands, and introduce the card in retail accordingly. Price would depend on market conditions at the time it’s released."

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SanDisk's current 512GB SD card retails for $345.77 on

The Western Digital subsidiary, which just two years ago debuted the first 512GB SD card, said doubling the capacity of its Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card was necessary to address the increasing demand for high-resolution content, such as 4K and 8K videos, virtual reality and 360-degree videography.

SanDisk's 512GB SD card sells for $345.77 on online retail sites.

"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," SanDisk stated in its news release.

The new 1TB SD card represents more than 16,000 times the capacity of SanDisk's first 64MB SD card.

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    1 day ago
    Imran Anwar
    I bought @SanDisk 512GB SD 2 years ago & love seeing it next to an 8MB (yes MB) @Panasonic SD card that came with one of my first digital video/cameras. Ironically the 1TB SD is coming when my iPhoto library alone is at 1TB and I am looking for a 2TB card since current MacBook Pros are still at a paltry 1TB SSD I had on my first retina MBP 3 years ago. 4TB ought to be enough for everyone... until 2018 :-)