Sandisk shows off monster 1TB SD memory card

SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-I 1TB UHS-I SD card
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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, but this offers a speed rating of 95MB card is available now and costs £478.99 in the UK, and $499.99 in the US.

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.

The new SD card was on show alongside the new format ultra-high-speed CFexpress cards that Sandisk has also just launched.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.