SanDisk announces 512GB memory card for $800

Android manufacturers Samsung, Sony, HTC, and now LG have upgraded their smartphone and tablet microSD card slots to provide 128GB memory storage compatibility, which has been 64GB only in years past. While 128GB memory storage cards are a new phenomenon indeed for individuals who like to make the most of their memory storage, there’s always room for greater memory storage expansion. You can never get too much memory storage.

SanDisk is now back, having announced at the International Broadcasting Convention the world’s first 512GB SD memory card, called the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-1 Memory Card. The new 512GB SanDisk card has a write speed of 90Mb/s, a read speed of 95Mb/s, and can record 4K video at 3840 x 2160 pixels. The card itself is shock-resistant, x-ray resistant, and water-resistant, and is also durable when being used in the elements at a varied temperature range (from -13 degrees to 185 degrees Fahrenheit). Water resistance is an important feature that will prevent your 512GB memory card from being destroyed easily, and you may find this comforting if something should happen to your digital camera that, unfortunately, may not be water-resistant.

512GB of memory storage is the largest amount offered on a microSD card slot to date, but the new SanDisk memory card will likely benefit digital camera users whose cameras can utilize the 512GB of memory. While smartphones and tablets utilize microSD cards, 128GB compatibility is a long ways away from 512GB – meaning that few smartphone and tablet users (if any at all) cannot take advantage of the massive storage on SanDisk’s new memory card. Digital cameras are still in use these days, seeing that Sony and Canon are two manufacturers that are still designing top-notch DSLR cameras for users who prefer the capabilities of a genuine camera above current smartphone capability.

The new SanDisk 512GB (half a terabyte) memory card with 4K video recording, water resistance, shock resistance, and X-ray resistance capabilities can be yours for $799.99. This is likely to be a turnoff price for many at the moment, but professional photographers will pay the $800 without worry (after all, think of how many DSLR cameras cost 5 times that amount). For that price, SanDisk has decided to toss in a discount on a RescuePRO premium subscription that helps you recover deleted files from memory storage cards – so you can put your $800 to excellent use seeing that it also comes with a lifetime warranty.

SD card manufacturer SanDisk just introduced its 128GB MicroSDXC memory card in February after Mobile World Congress for $200, but you can now find the SanDisk 128GB memory card for about $106 at Amazon. Amazon also offers SanDisk’s 16GB microSD card for $4, 32GB microSD card for $19, and the 64GB microSD card for $36. Amazon-owned Woot! offered a SanDisk 64GB memory card last month for $24.99. You can purchase SanDisk’s latest memory card expansion now. SanDisk introduced its first memory cards back in 2003 with the arrival of the 512MB memory card. Today’s 512GB memory card now provides 1000 times the memory storage on a small and thin chip that is only slightly larger than some micro-SIM subscription cards.