SanDisk Launches Its Highest Capacity SD Card Yet

This week during the International Broadcasting Convention, SanDisk revealed its largest SD card to date, the 512 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card. Built for professionals, this card promises not only a huge capacity for raw movies and photos, but write speeds up to 90 MB/s and transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s.

"Since SanDisk unveiled its first 512 MB SD card in 2003, capacity demands have increased exponentially and the new 512 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card represents a 1,000-fold capacity increase in just over a decade, yet maintains the same size footprint," the press release said.

According to a list of features, the card is resistant to shock, temperature, water and X-rays. Because the card is "temperature-proof," users can take photos in extreme climates ranging from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

The feature list also shows that the new 512 GB card has a built-in Advanced Wear Leveling and Error Correction Code engine. The card even has UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording speed for stutter-free 4K Ultra HD video. A built-in write protect switch prevents users from accidentally deleting the card's contents.

The new 512 GB card provides a discount on RescuePRO Deluxe, which helps users bring back their accidentally deleted files on the 512 GB card. A lifetime limited warranty is also provided.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDHC/SDXC family includes 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB capacities. The new 512 GB card costs $799.99 and is available now.

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  • dstarr3
    I have seen the future. And it is good.
  • tom10167
    Expensive, but still competitive with what Apple charges for storage.
  • Amdlova
    Nice Speed and Storage...