Memory monster! Lexar launches 1TB SD card

Judy Cobb
January 13, 2019

SIZE MIGHT NOT MATTER BUT CAPACITY DOES; at least when it comes to Lexar revealing the world's first 1TB SDXC flash memory card available to buy for the great unwashed. SanDisk, one of the most prominent SD card manufacturers around, has so far only managed to show off prototypes of cards fitting that much capacity into one tiny cartridge.

The new Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I card is rated to deliver read speeds of up to 95 megabytes per second (MB/s).

This is quite a huge leap considering Lexar had announced their first 1GB SD card about 15 years ago.

If you're serious about photography, chances are you've got a high-end digital camera such as the Nikon D850 and a few 512GB SD cards for high resolution shots and 4K video storage.

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Lexar unveiled The Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I, a memory card with the capacity to store 1 terabyte of photos and video, at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

Lexar wants $499.99 for the 1TB version of the new card. Sadly, this is a full-size SD card, so it's too big for smartphones. This is a V30 card, which Lexar states can achieve up to 95MB/s data transfer speeds, but it is only guaranteed to hit a minimum sequential write speed of 30MB/s.

The convenience doesn't just come from the space though.

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