Sandisk Readies 512GB SD Card, Because Size Matters When It Comes To Flash

Sandisk Readies 512GB SD Card, Because Size Matters When It Comes To Flash

Regardless of how you slice it, 512GB is a lot of bytes. Sure, typical hard drives are comfortably in the terabyte-plus range, but in the fast-improving world of flash memory, this number is very much in the upper tiers. However! We’re not talking SSDs here, no, Sandisk has just announced it’ll be pushing out a 512GB SD card for all those outrageously high-definition video cameras and DSLRs.

The card itself will be a part of Sandisk’s “Extreme Pro” range of SDHC / SDXC compatible gear and should deliver read and write speeds of 95MB/s and 90MB/s respectively. Otherwise, there’s nothing particularly exciting about it specs-wise.

Oh, except it’ll cost you $US799. Yep, that’s $US1.56 per gigabyte.

Note that if you go hunting for it online, the card has two models numbers, depending on the region. For Australia, “SDSDXPA-512G-G46” is what you want, while in the US (where you might be able to get it cheaper) it’s “SDSDXP-512G-A46”. As TheNextWeb’s Jackie Dove points out, B&H has it for pre-order for $US729, with shipping expected midway through next month.

[Sandisk, via TheNextWeb]