There’s more exciting stuff coming in straight from Las Vegas. This time, its the data storage industry which gets an adrenaline shot with Lexar — the company most fiercely competing with SanDisk and other in memory card space — introducing world’s first 1 terbayte SDXC memory chip. And yes, it isn’t merely a concept show. You can buy one (though shipping date is unclear) for $500!

Lexar is primarily. targeting the high-end video capturing photographers with this. Now while 8K slow-mo has been taking up with breathtaking shots that you get, there is hardly any memory chip available in the market which provides you the kind of storage you’d need to shoot 8K slow-mo videos at length. Designed for your self-owned mid-range DSLR, HD camcorder, 3D camera, Lexar’s 633x SDHC™/SDXC™ UHS-I cards let you quickly capture, and transfer high-quality photos of stunning 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video2, with read speeds of up to 633x (95 MB/s)1. These Class 10 cards leverage UHS-I technology to deliver high-speed performance.

Many however, are debating the utility for 1 terabyte cards. For one, it will take close to 3 hours to read the entire card, if you are able to completely fill it up. But then, demand for higher storage has always been there. A look back at the history shows the need and consequential evolution of memory chips. We evolved from mere 1.4MB worth of large-scale floppy disks to 1 GB (now even more of course) worth of space on a tiny memory chip. And when a gigabyte of storage came in, we demanded for more.

Who knows, even a terabyte of space falls short for us ? Maybe ? Well CES 2020 will be here in an year and we’ll see it then.

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