By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi Kenya
How about a memory card that has more storage space that your computer, well, Flash memory storage developer SanDisk has built a 512 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-I memory card for devices that has the biggest capacity of any memory card to be ever developed.
According to ScanDisk, this new storage card is aimed at photographers and videographers as the memory card will let them shoot high quality photos and movies at the 4K format.
Dinesh Bahal, vice-president of product marketing at SanDisk said the 4K Ultra HD is an example of a technology that is pushing them to develop new storage solutions capable of handling massive file sizes.
The SD card format is one of the most widely used standards of flash storage, popular with digital cameras, camcorders and other mobile devices.
While camera types, resolutions and settings vary – a 512GB card could potentially hold around 30 hours of HD video.
Interestingly, The card can handle a lot of wear and tear, too, like dunking in water and trips through an X-ray machine.
The launch comes a decade after the firm released a 512-megabyte (MB) SD card with one-thousandth of the space.
Experts believe SD cards could eventually hold up to 2 terabytes (TB) of data, about 2,000GB