On this video interview from Photokina 2016 we talk to Darragh O’Toole from Sandisk about the future 1TB SD card and some of the company’s recently released storage solutions for photographers.
Late in the last decade (actually January 2009 in CES to be exact – see this old video of mine) the SD association announced the SDXC card standard/format which back than promised an unbelievable potential max storage capacity of 2TB. almost 7 years later an Sandisk has announced that it was able to create an actual working 1TB SDXC card.
Although this card is not yet ready for the market and there are no specs/price, we can probably assume that we shall see it in stores sometime next year. Back in 2009 it was hard to see why we might need such a huge SD card but today with almost all of the new cameras supporting 4K and looking forward to 6K and 8K in the next few years – it is clear that these capacities are actually required.
O’Toole also demonstrated some other interesting solutions by Sandisk including fast, large capacity micro-SD cards for action cameras and drones, thumb-drives with USB-C and mix of USB-C and USB 3 (type A) connectors as well as high capacity rugged SSDs with very very fast transfer speeds (the demo that we were shown with the SanDisk Extreme 900 that we hope to test here later this year we saw well over 600MB/s transfer speeds which is very impressive indeed).
This video is just one of the first among over 20 videos and interviews that we took during the show (many more to come in the next days and weeks) and you can find them on our special channel on Youtube and on this link on LensVid.
Special thanks to our sponsors for Photokina 2016 – Manfrotto.