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SDXC paves way for 2TB memory cards

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 Jan 2009 21:16 User comments (10)

SDXC paves way for 2TB memory cards The SD Association has made several predictions and some promises at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The consortium which includes well-known corporations such as SanDisk and Hewlett-Packard, invites you to imagine storing up to 100 High-definition movies on a memory card about the size of a stamp, and being able to access that content easily with a variety of consumer electrionics products.
Basically, the goal is to offer a card dubbed SDXC (Secure-Digital eXtended Capacity) which offers a huge 2 terabytes of storage capacity, or around 2,000GB, in about five years time. Until then, SDXC cards will be released with increasing storage capabilities until the 2TB goal is reached, with the first expected late in 2009, offering 64GB storage.

"The SD interface already has proven itself valuable in mobile phones. Now, SDXC memory card capabilities will spur further handset sophistication and boost consumer content demand," James Taylor, president of the SD Association, said at CES 2009. SD cards currently grip about 80 percent of the memory card market, according to the consortium. It estimates that a 2TB SDXC card could hold up to 100 HD movies, 480 hours of professional-quality audio content, or 136,000 "fine-mode" photos.

"Improvements in interface speed allow further increases in continuous shooting speed and higher resolution movie recordings," Shigeto Kanda, general manager at Canon, said while commenting on how the SDXC card (which retains the exact shape and size of SD cards) will help to further the potential of Canon products.

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10 user comments

19.1.2009 21:31

I don't like the idea of a 2TB SD card... Sounds extremely expensive even 5 years don the road and easily lost... I'm finding cards that I didn't even know I had :S

A 2GB card just popped out under the rubble on my desk :/

It WOULD however be nice to replace my lawnmower of a 1TB drive with something quieter...

29.1.2009 23:13

Whenever "new" technology comes out, its always expensive as hell. Its not really that "new" at all; they are just improving on current technology. It's not like they found a new element or something groundbreaking. SanDisk now charges $150 for a 16GB SD w/ 15mb/s transfer rate. I'm pretty sure it didn't cost them nearly half that much for a little piece of plastic. Just imagine how much 2TB is going to cost us. I'm also a bit disappointed at how many companies are saying how long it will take to release things to the public. This is coming out in 5 years. USB 3.0 will be mainstream in Q1 of 2010. We have the technology to do this, give it to consumers already. I'm sure there are many consumers out there, like myself, that are putting off buying a new laptop, or TV, etc, untill these "new" technologies are incorporated in certain devices, and for not ridiculous prices. At least SSD prices are starting to drop. Don't mean to get off topic, but it just makes me mad at how slow technology has been moving in the past few years, and the corporate greed along with it

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Jan 2009 @ 23:14

310.1.2009 1:29

i disagree to mike.m. technology has been growing faster then never, and prices is low too, you dont even need the top of the line to be satisfide 3rd or 2nd best will do nowadays. Unless you just start paying atention to technology you would realize that.

410.1.2009 14:43

Prices drop extremely fast. When 2 TB cards come out, they'll probably be 150$-300$. Couple of years ago I bought 512mb MS card for 70 euros, now you can buy 16GB card for 35 euros. Especially SDHC and usb-drives prices drop fast. Just couple of months ago cheapest 16GB card was 50 euros, now I can get one for 30 euros. Same deal with usb-drives, they're even cheaper than SD-cards.

514.1.2009 21:29

mike.m, are you high?
I bought a Kingston 16GB SD memory card for 20$ at Best Buy, get your facts right!

614.1.2009 21:43

Originally posted by BTFan:
mike.m, are you high?
I bought a Kingston 16GB SD memory card for 20$ at Best Buy, get your facts right!
I got a Kingston 16GB flash drive for $23 CAD at Futureshop, Boxing Day special... I was gonna get the 16GB SD card for $20 but they were sold out :'(

714.1.2009 21:47

Quote:
Originally posted by BTFan:
mike.m, are you high?
I bought a Kingston 16GB SD memory card for 20$ at Best Buy, get your facts right!
I got a Kingston 16GB flash drive for $23 CAD at Futureshop, Boxing Day special... I was gonna get the 16GB SD card for $20 but they were sold out :'(
Exactly, 120$? That mike.m is high, seriously.
I got the Kingston 16GB flash drive for 20$ and the Kingston 16GB SD card for 20$.

820.1.2009 12:00

I guess I should have waited I got an 8G USB drive for 12 USD before X-Mass.
Now, the 64 G might cost 120 or even more but that is new. There is nothing wrong with overcharging for new technology. It takes about a year before the industry has the capacity to make enough to drop the price. There are always persons who will pay anything to be the first on their block to have XYZ.

99.7.2011 16:10
mjtaryan
Unverified new user

Here we are 2.5 years after the announcement of the standard and Ive yet to find capacity greater than 128gb. I would find use for a 2tb card. Actually, Id like to see a 2.5" interal sata drive enclosure with 4 sd/sdhc/sdxc slots that could be configured as a single drve (the four slots spanned), two drives (two combnstions of two slots spanned) and four individual drives. With 2tb on each card, I could have up to four drives on my notebook (or any of the combinations mentioned) for a total of 8tb of storage. think that would last me awhile. Of course, I could go to cloud storage instead, but Id still need a backup.

109.7.2011 16:16
mjtaryan
Unverified new user

Originally posted by i1der:
i disagree to mike.m. technology has been growing faster then never, and prices is low too, you dont even need the top of the line to be satisfide 3rd or 2nd best will do nowadays. Unless you just start paying atention to technology you would realize that.
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All new technology is new at first, but the prices drop rather quickly while the features increase and improve. BTW, you need to proofread your posts -- correct English and proper spelling is most helpful as well as courteous.

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