When it comes to taking photos or shooting video on your camera, generally speaking, an SD card will be your go-to storage method. With video files (and photos) only increasing in size as the resolutions climb, it’s getting harder and harder to shoot lengthy sessions of either photos or videos without having multiple cards around. With Lexar’s 1TB SDXD card, that’s a worry of the past.
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Lexar announces a 1TB SDXC UHS-1 card
There were already plenty of 256GB and even 512GB SD cards on the market. It’s always talked about that SDXC, which stands for “Secure Digital eXtreme Capacity”, could go up to a theoretical 2TB maximum amount of storage space. Until now, however, that always seemed like a distant dream to me.
This new SD card is the first of its kind, though other companies have talked about 1TB cards in the past. The major difference here is that Lexar’s model is already available for pre-order at B&H, and is even listed on its own website.
You’ll get speeds of up to 95MB/s which is fast enough to use this for 4K video recording and will make shooting longer films much easier for many. Until now, if you wanted to shoot a longer video session, you’d have to rely on things like external SSD recorders or multiple cards. Now, you can trim down the number of cards needed with this massive 1TB model.
Another great use for a card like this would be storing extra data on a computer that still sports an SD card slot. Though it’s a rare breed these days, many older devices have SD slots that allow the card to sit flush with the computer’s body. A 1TB SD card like this could help expand the storage of that machine without having to worry about taking it apart and replacing the existing hard drive and reinstalling Windows. Plus, it’s easier than carrying around a 1TB external hard drive.
Pricing and availability
Lexar says that it’s officially available starting now at $499, though B&H has it listed for pre-order at $399.99. Regardless, you’re going to be set back a few hundred bucks to purchase this, which is to be expected since a 512GB model currently runs around $130. Though this is more than double the price, you’re getting the convenience of not having to switch SD cards nearly as often is that’s something you find yourself doing all the time.
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the new Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card with 1 terabyte (1TB) of memory.
Shoot and record more of what you love without changing cards with this high-capacity 1TB memory card that supplies the space you need for capturing all the action. Designed for your mid-range DSLR, HD camcorder, or 3D camera, the Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card lets you quickly capture, and transfer high-quality photos and stunning 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video**, with read speeds of up to 633x (95MB/s)*. This Class 10 card leverages UHS-I technology to deliver high-speed performance to get the shot you want, while providing the reliability you need.
“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,” said Joey Lopez, Senior Marketing Manager.
All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs, facilities with more than 1,100 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability. The 1TB Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card is available now at an MSRP of $499.99. It also comes with a limited-lifetime warranty. For more information visit www.lexar.com