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A 128 GB SD Memory Card For Enthusiasts

The card is rated at 133x speed, which translates to a data transfer bandwidth of about 20 MB/s.

What makes this card special is not just its price tag of about $700, but the fact that 128 GB capacity can be squeezed into a SD form factor. If you were to use the card to store 12 MP JPEG images, you would have enough room for 32,000 images - or about 17,000 21MP photos. Even if you store the data in uncompressed RAW format, there is space for 5200 uncompressed 21 MP RAW pictures.

The card can also be used for up to 36 hours of 1080p HD video or about 190 90 minute standard definition movies. Or you could install Windows 7 eight times.   

The capacity and the price is well beyond of the needs of the average consumer, but it is no secret that these capacities (the card will also be available as a 64 GB version for about $500) will trickle down into the consumer space. Conceivably, they could serve as the only portable mass storage device you really need - storage that can be shared between your digital camera, video camera and a PC such as a netbook.  

  • nforce4max
    Wow nice something to keep the important stuff on when SHTF and it bug out time.
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  • jprahman
    Whoa, if they can fit that much data on a SD card imagine how much NAND flash could be crammed in a 2.5in drive. 2TB, 4TB? Now time for the price drops needed to make it happen. :)
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  • christop
    Damn the price....
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  • joytech22
    Amazing! except most devices are rated for only 64GB SD cards.

    My old HP IPAQ 112 classic can only accept up to 64GB, and none of my card readers can accept above 64GB, nor can my netbook but my laptop probably can.
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  • ProDigit10
    you could actually install 7 20x on such a device,provided windows allow multibooting from there.
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  • house70
    Damn, that's a lot of money...
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  • loomis86
    Say goodnight blue ray :)
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  • joytech22
    loomis86Say goodnight blue ray
    Wait that's a good point, Movies should be available on solid state storage in the future because for smaller sizes, it's cheaper than a DVD disc, faster and less likely to wear out as you use it (Or damage from scratches etc)
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  • firemachine69
    Someone is gonna feel mighty stupid when the internal battery dies in 10 years, and the card is worthless. :p
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  • td854
    firemachine69Someone is gonna feel mighty stupid when the internal battery dies in 10 years, and the card is worthless.
    First of all since when do SD cards have batteries in them? Second, in 10 years 128GB of space will be negligible, not that it already isn't.
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