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CES 2009: SD card breaks new boundaries

New 2 terabyte card can store 30 HD movies

Future SDXC Card

The SD Association has unveiled the next-generation SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card at the CES 2009 – the simply incredible two terabyte (2TB) SDXC.

It’s claimed that the card can store 30 high-definition movies, 60 hours of HD recording or 17,000 fine-grade photos.

Mike Briggs, Which? technology researcher, said: ‘The memory capacity and speed of this card is simply phenomenal. To put it in context, at last year’s CES we were impressed by a new Panasonic SD card with a capacity of 32GB, but this card is 64 times bigger.’

From cameras to camcorders

This vast capacity shouldn’t mean reduced performance. According to the SD Association, the card will work at maximum speeds even when it has achieved its maximum storage capacity.

It can transfer data to and from compatible digital equipment at 104 megabytes a second – over three times faster than the high performance SD cards currently available.

SD cards can be used with a whole host of digital equipment including digital cameras and HD camcorders, laptops and even LCD and plasma TVs.

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