The World’s First 512GB SD Card Released

Posted on Sep 21 2014 - 6:55pm by Robert

The biggest SD memory card to ever be released has been brought out by the SanDisk firm.

It holds a whopping great 512GB of storage space and is the size of a postage stamp. The only downside if you want to enjoy a huge amount of storage is that it isn’t exactly cheap. The memory card costs $800, which works out as not much less than £500.

So how big could memory cards get in the future? Well, some experts think that they could hold up to 2 terabytes of data eventually. This equates to around 2,000GB.

A Solution for 4K Ultra HD Files


The reason that this big new SD card has been brought out now is that it is aimed in film makers using the 4K Ultra HD format for shooting footage. This film format has 4 times the resolution that normal HD offers and takes up a lot of storage space. In fact, in some cases just a minute of 4D film can occupy 5GB of storage space.

Dinesh Bahal is the vice president of product marketing at SanDisk and he said that 4K Ultra HD is the kind of new technology that requires them to find new storage solutions that can handle huge files.

The SD card is one of the most popular storage methods for users of cameras, camcorders and mobile devices. Interestingly, this new car is brought out a decade after the same firm released a 512MB SD card, which has 1/1000th of the space of the new one.

How much storage space do you need? Has this need increased greatly in recent years?

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