Sandisk showed its new monster one-terabyte SDXC card at IBC 2019 this weekend - the highest capacity SD-format card that the memory card specialist has launched to date. The card has twice the capacity of the existing largest 512GB card in its Extreme Pro range.
The performance is the same as with the existing Sandisk Extreme Pro cards, with read speeds of up to 170MB/s, and write speeds of up to 90MB/s. But Sandisk tells us that this makes its new one terabyte version the fastest 1TB SD card currently available. Lexar already sells a 1TB card, which was launched last year (opens in new tab), but this offers a speed rating of 95MB card is available now and costs £478.99 (opens in new tab) in the UK, and $499.99 in the US (opens in new tab).
Speed ratings are especially important for video. Maximum speed ratings are useful for stills photographers, but for video you need to know the maximum sustained speed, or 'class rating', as video is captured in real time and won't wait for your memory card to catch up!
Sandisk launched an Extreme 1TB microSD card earlier this year (opens in new tab).
The new SD card was on show alongside the new format ultra-high-speed CFexpress cards that Sandisk has also just launched.