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Lexar Announces HUGE 1TB V30 633x SDXC UHS-I card - CES 2019

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Cecil Davis | 13 January, 2019, 09:32

Lexar has just a new SDXC memory card that packs a whopping 1 terabyte of capacity.

The Class 10 space monster makes use of UHS-1 technology to deliver read speeds of up to 95 MB/s, but the V30/U3 rating only promises a minimum sequential write speed of 30 MB/s. 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 card is made for content creators who "shoot large volumes of high-resolution images and 4K video", according to Lexar's senior marketing manager Joey Lopez.

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Lexar's 633x line of SDHC and SDXC UHS-I cards run the gamut from 16GB all the way to its new flagship offering, the 1TB behemoth listed at $499.99. Interestingly, retailer B&H in the United States had listed the 1TB Lexar card for US$399.99 (about RM1,636). A quick search on Amazon reveals multiple 512GB SD cards for less than $250 each, making two of them the cheaper way to get 1TB of storage. So, it has the capacity and speed to transfer 4K video, as well as 1080p and 3D video. We first saw this huge capacity card back at Photokina a year ago, and is now offers the most memory that you can get in one SD card.

But all that convenience comes at a cost, of course.