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15 Years After Announcing the 1GB SD Card, Lexar Unveils 1TB SD Card

Thursday January 10, 2019. 11:40 PM , from Slashdot
Lexar has just unveiled the first commercially available 1-terabyte SD card. 'Lexar's Professional 633x line of SDHC and SDXC UHS-I cards is now listed for sale in capacities from 16GB all the way up to the flagship 1TB,' reports The Verge. 'That card claims read speeds of up to 95MB/s and write speeds of 70MB/s, though it's only rated as V30/U3, which guarantees sustained write performance of 30MB/s.' Unfortunately, you'll pay a premium price of $499.99 for the new 1TB SD card, which is more than the cost of two 512GB cards. Still, the convenience may be worth it.
Joey Lopez, Senior Marketing Manager of Lexar, said in a statement: 'Almost fifteen years ago, Lexar announced a 1GB SD card. Today, we are excited to announce 1TB of storage capacity in the same convenient form factor. As consumers continue to demand greater storage for their cameras, the combination of high-speed performance with a 1TB option now offers a solution for content creators who shoot large volumes of high-resolution images and 4K video.'

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