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Lexar reveals first commercially available 1TB SD card

By midian182 · 4 replies
Jan 10, 2019
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  1. Back in 2016, SanDisk unveiled a prototype SDXC card that also came with a one terabyte capacity, but a final commercial product never arrived. Now, it’s been beaten to the punch by Lexar’s Professional 633x line of SDHC and SDXC UHS-I cards, which have capacities ranging from 16GB up to 1TB.

    “Almost fifteen years ago, Lexar announced a 16GB SD card,” Lexar Senior Marketing Manager Joey Lopez said in a statement. “Today we are excited to announced 1TB of storage capacity in the same convenient form factor.”

    The highest-capacity card’s specs claim it has read speeds of up to 95MB/s and write speeds of 70MB/s, though its V30/U3 rating suggests we can expect sustained performance closer to 30MB/s.

    Back in 2017, Micron, Lexar’s then parent company, announced it was discontinuing the Lexar media storage business. But last August saw the brand re-introduced almost a year after being acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys.

    Not surprisingly, the 1TB card doesn’t come cheap. Lexar lists the price at $499, though B&H has it available to order for $399.99, which is still $100 more than buying two 512GB SD cards.

    While SanDisk might have missed out on the first commercial 1TB SD card, the company just revealed a prototype 4TB thumb drive at CES featuring a USB Type-C interface. Hopefully, this is one product it will eventually launch.

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  2. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Guru Posts: 346   +346

    Nearly at SDXC max capability. Insane. Didn't think I'd see it happen so soon.
     
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,872   +3,311

    Problem is there are a few (many more than we realize) products out there that have restrictions on the size they will allow ......
     
  4. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Guru Posts: 346   +346

    Really?
    I know phones state eg 128GB max in tech specs but will accept any SDXC card, they just state 128GB as that was the maximum available to be certified at the time.

    Surely any XC device should support any XC card.
     
  5. floor board

    floor board TS Rookie

    Well damn
     

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