SanDisk's latest Extreme Pro SD cards can hold a huge 512 GB

By Scorpus
Sep 12, 2014
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  1. Ever wanted an SD card that holds as much, if not more stuff than your solid state drive inside your PC? Look no further than SanDisk's new line of Extreme Pro SDXC cards: the top-of-the-line model holds a whopping 512...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    But if you want massive storage that is miles bigger then a standard HDD then you can with the 512gb SD card! Imagine the possibilities when it reaches 2 tb and you can store 25TB of data where a normal @0TB HDD is meant to be!
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,379

    Where can we find a 512GB SSD for $200?
  4. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25

    Pretty much everywhere nowadays...
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  5. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,526   +685

    Re: SSD for $200. I just purchased one through amazon so they are plentiful. No doubt they are trying to recoup their R&D. Once the price point falls to the $200 range it's going to be a knock out as long as the various devices it can be used in will access that much memory. There are still a lot of devices (cameras, etc) that limit the amount of addressable memory they will use, but for laptops and especially for the various pads, it will be a Godsend! That will be the day I take a serious look at replacing my laptop with a pad!
  6. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 819   +385

    I'd like an example of at least 1 place. If you could provide a link please.
  7. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,322   +263

    It's too bad that CF cards are continuing to erode slowly into obscurity outside Profecssional Cameras and industrial/network appliances... There's enough physical space in one of those to easily stuff 1TB of storage at that density... *drool*
  8. Camera cards won't work as hard drives, the read/write speeds are too slow. Even a spinning drive will do 6 Gbit/second. As you can see from the photo, this will only do 95MB/second
  9. Sandisk's very own Extreme Pro 480GB was on sale on amazon for $260 just four days ago. It was listed here on Techspot. Granted that's actually 1/3 the price of this SD card, but it does still make the statement above accurate.
  10. dualkelly

    dualkelly TS Rookie Posts: 22
  11. HaydenS

    HaydenS TS Rookie

    A spinning drive is very much not capable of a constant read or write of 6Gbits/s. That is just the sata bandwidth. This could easily replace a hard drive as long as the number of read/writes is good.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  12. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25
  13. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 819   +385

    Thank you for the 2 links! Though both are above $200. I guess I'm still looking.
  14. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    They go on sale sometimes - just keep an eye out. $215 is the normal price for that drive.
  15. NotParker

    NotParker TS Member Posts: 22   +6

  16. it'll set you back $800, or around three to four times as much as a similarly-sized SSD

    $212 meets that criteria quite well. RustyTech doesn't like to admit when he's wrong.
  17. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25

    800/3 = 266,67
    800/4 = 200

    €195,99 = $253,43
    Conclusion: Well within price range of the $200 - 266,67
    Other point, the price of €195,99 is a price without a discount. so most likely when there is a discount at a shop somewhere the price will drop even further.
  18. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    This is the reason the RED 4K cameras use SSDs.

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