SanDisk Announces $350 64GB Ultra SDXC Memory Card

SanDisk Announces $350 64GB Ultra SDXC Memory Card

SDXC is the next generation of the long-standing Secure Digital memory card format, which has become quite popular and pervasive over the past few years. SDXC was initially announced at CES 2009, and it has taken over a year for the first cards (from Panasonic) to ship to consumers. Now, SanDisk is marching in as the second memory company to ship an SDXC card to the public, and the price tag is somewhat less shocking here compared to the Panasonic variety.

The 64GB SanDisk Ultra SDXC promises up to 15MB/sec read speed and a Class 4 speed rating, but it's capable of capturing and storing "massive" 1080p video files with ease. SDXC cards are based on the new SD 3.0 specification, which means that some older devices (cameras, namely) will not accept these.



Still, this is definitely ushering in a new era for memory cards. The 64GB device can store more than eight hours of high-definition video with recording speed of 9 Mbps, and the exFAT file structure helps consumers record long-duration HD videos. To date, only a few devices have announced support for SDXC, but that number will surely grow in time. Asus' forthcoming Eee PC T101MT will support the format, as will Canon's newest line of VIXIA camcorder models.

The card is shipping now with a price of $349.99, which will almost certainly keep most consumers away for awhile.
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This would be nice for a camera with the added speed. However; 64GB is a lot of room, on a card like this. The price seems capricious at best as well.

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hum, i thought i replied to this before... guess it never got posted... (this is a bug or something.. has happened to me a few times)

So re post :D

rapid1:

This would be nice for a camera with the added speed. However; 64GB is a lot of room, on a card like this. The price seems capricious at best as well.

I see no point in having a 64GB card on any camera no matter what your you need your camera for, im sure they do daily backups if they depend on there camera for a living so 64GB for a camera is just too much :D. If you were to use this on a gaming system or handhold made for music or videos like a psp :D (if only it would accept this card Sad)Wink it would be of more use to store games, music, pictures and more :)

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The capacity of this would be great for the long trips. A must have for my friend who just got a very nice SLR camera. He could create one might album.

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True, I am just looking at it from my perspective. I have never filled any of my USB keys, or memory sticks, the camera almost once. However; you know I empty them and change stuff around in them pretty frequently. I do see how a major DSLR session or long trip would do it. I could probably load every computer too I wanted to use on a 10 GB memory stick though. So it would take something like photos in a high rez DSLR to do it I think. I mean if I had a 20 Gigabyte stick on that pro tool scenario I know I could not fill it. One thing though is I have been using computers a long time. So I manage space without ever thinking about it, rofl, I remember when hard drives got to a gig I was amazed that anyone would need that much space. Now they are at 2TB, but everything has also changed, and all media etc goes on a computer in one form or another. Lol, I remember our Apple IIE, and the commodore 32 as well used massive floppies (where the name came from because they were guess what actually floppy), and held less than a normal floppy as well.

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Until we own devices that can actually make full use of these, there's no reason to buy them. If you're like me, you buy a card of two for each device and generally keep them tied to the device - so why pay over 200% more than you would for a couple of 32GB SDHCs?

The high price is to recoup dev costs from early adopters of newer high-speed devices, not the legacy crowd.

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Yeah that's my outlook to 3vi1 I get the points and price reasoning. I just see no use for it really. The enhanced speed capabilities is the biggest new factor to this I see. As far as it goes the speed will basically only affect a camera, because everything else which uses memory cards has no real need for speed, but more for reliability, and maybe some added security I could see.

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This is a great innovation and those who love to store stuff, may like it too. I recently bought a 16GB memory card from www.abt.com and and spent about $50.I have no issues with speed and also have recorded some fun videos on the card without any issues. Compared to that, I think this one is really expensive and I would rather buy 4 of these and save money!

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