SanDisk hits new storage milestone with huge 1TB SD card prototype

SanDisk has announced a 1TB prototype version of its Extreme PRO SD card, marking a new milestone in mobile storage capacity.

The new product was revealed as part of the annual Photokina trade show and is being developed primarily for professional photo and video creators, who need more and more storage as images and video reach 4K and even 8K resolutions. SanDisk states:

Since the introduction of the record-breaking 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card at Photokina 2014, Western Digital has proven it can nearly double the capacity in the same SD card form factor using proprietary technology. Higher capacity cards expand the possibilities for professional videographers and photographers, giving them even greater ability to create more of the highest quality content, without the interruption of changing cards.

Since this 1TB SD card is just a prototype, there's no word on a release date or price from SanDisk. However, it's likely to be on the expensive side when it does finally go on sale.

John Callaham