64-gigabyte card on the way
Excellent news for all you memory hogs out there : Toshiba has announced the planet’s biggest SD memory card, a 64-gigabyte card that employs the new SDXC memory standard. The bad news? Your present electronic camera or mpeg recorder will not read the card format out of the box. More bad news : The high-capacity memory card will not hit the store shelves until next spring. Toshiba claimed the new SDXC format would support memory card capacities of almost a huge 2 terabytes.
Pricing for the 64-gigabyte card will rely on market costs for flash memory in the spring, according to the company. The company also announced two new SDHC cards with capacities of 16 gigs and 32 gigs ( the SDHC spec tops out at 32 gigs ). These cards, which will be available next spring, may be employed in existing cameras and video recorders that support the SDHC format. Toshiba announces all 3 new cards will bring a maximum write speed of 35 megabytes per 2nd and a read speed of sixty megabytes per second. For videophiles, the new SDXC format is going to enable video files to increase outside the current limit of 4 gbs..