SanDisk announced the world’s first 1TB SD at Photokina 2016. We caught up with Christophe from SanDisk, who told us all about their new Extreme PRO 1TB SD card.
You’re probably familiar with Moore’s Law, by which the capabilities of current technology seem to double approximately every two years. Well, like clockwork, two years after the introduction of their 512GB card, SanDisk have introduced the world’s first 1TB SD card.
As part of the SanDisk Extreme PRO series, this new card will be compatible with the current high storage and high data transfer rate demands of video and photo shooters alike, with 95MB and 90MB/sec Read and Write speeds respectively. This means that whether it is 4K video, high frame rates or fast, continuous photo bursts, this card will be able to handle it at least as well as its 512GB version.
Unfortunately, the model at Photokina 2016 was only a prototype, and there is no further information available yet other than it will hit the market at some point next year. With price points fluctuating so regularly in this sector, Christophe was also unable to give us an approximate price for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 1TB SD card for the time being.
What do you think of this announcement? Do you prefer large capacity cards? Or are you more inclined towards multiple cards with less capacity to be safe just in case? Let us know in the comments!
Samsung have announced their latest Micro SD Card; the EVO Plus, with a whopping 256GB of storage space.
Evo Plus 256GB Announced
The EVO Plus 256GB Micro SD Card is the highest capacity memory in its class, offering up to 12 hours of 4K video and over 55,000 photos. The memory card uses Samsungs V-NAND technology providing very high read and write speeds at 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively, for high bit rate recording.
This could be ideal if you’re shooting a very long timelapse, remote filming with camera traps for wildlife perhaps, or even for aerial cinematography.
Samsung have also included waterproofing, temperature proofing (-25°C to 85°C (-13°F to 185°F)), X-ray proof and magnetic proof as part of their ‘4-Proof features’. This means that the card is durable in many filming and photography environments, but take it with a pinch of salt and don’t push it! The last thing you want is to wipe a card—especially a card that comes at a premium!
Some of the EVO Plus 256GB cards specs –
Up to 55,200 photos
Up to 12 hours of UHD (3840×2160) 4K video
Up to 33 hours of full HD video (1080)
Up to 46 hours of HD video (720)
Samsung 4-Proof features
95Mb/s read speed
90Mb/s write speed
UHS-1, Class 10, (U3)
To top it off, Samsung offers a 10-year warranty on the card, which is great due to its high-end price tag of $249.99. While this announcement will excite readers with deep pockets and a hunger for more storage, it’s unlikely to appeal to the more frugal customers out there. It will be available at the end of June globally. For more information, see the EVO Plus press release.
Does the EVO Plus interest you, or does the premium price put you off? Let me know in the comments!
Yes this CF card case costs only $12 and it still does what these cases should do with a long time quality.
These CF and SD cards are rugged pieces of plastic, but it doesn’t hurt to have an additional layer of ruggedness around them. After all they hold our precious footage.
Cases like these will not only protect the cards from brutality, but also from water and dust and most importantly keep them all in one place so they don’t get lost easily.
I tend to throw my cards into the smallest pocket of my camera bag and I never had problems with that technique, but when I’m on an important shoot I like to have a safe place and use these cases.
The $12 noname CF card case from ebay is great. I’ve used it a lot and while the rubber is wearing off a little it still holds CF in place and the quality is very good. It feels solid and not cheap at all.You can get it on ebay (US) and here (EU 8€)
I can also tell you that the case above doesn’t hold SD cards very well. For SD you should get another case like ebay (US) or here (EU)
If you’re interested in these cases but don’t want them shipped from China, here are several other affordable items from B&H:
Gepe Card Safe $19
Gepe Card Safe Mini $13
HPRC Crushproof $24
Pelican Case for 8 SD $20
Pelican Case for CF $20
(Maybe we can get some more together in the comments)