SanDisk – the company which revolutionised the world 16 years ago with their announcement of 64 MB SD card has recently declared that they will be releasing 1 TB SD cards. Yes, this is how far our technology has come, and it seems as though there is nothing binding it from going further in the future as well.
With higher and higher resolutions, 4k and 8k video streaming being released, along with 360-degree video and 3D software, the quality and consequently the amount of space required all have increased exponentially.
So an improvement of over 16,00 times on their first SD card is only a natural consequence of how things in the realm of technology have been taking shape over the years.
Two years ago in 2014 the company set a record unveiling the all amazing 512 GB SD card. At that moment, it seemed as though this would be the benchmark for at least a few years, but the release of the 1 TB SD card just after two years is indeed a phenomenal feat.
Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers, says on his website,
“Just a few short years ago the idea of a 1TB capacity point in an SD card seemed so futuristic – it’s amazing that we’re now at the point where it’s becoming a reality. With the growing demand for applications like VR, we can certainly use 1TB when we’re out shooting continuous high-quality video. High-capacity cards allow us to capture more without interruption, streamlining our workflow, and eliminating the worry that we may miss a moment because we have to stop to swap out cards,”
The SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype will be unveiled by Western Digital at Photokina, Hall 02.1 Stand A014. While this is a huge deal for the digital world, there is certainly no doubt that these “breakthroughs” will rather become a norm the way technology sector is booming.
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