CES 2009: SDXC Cards on Display
This week the SD Association has announced the next level of high-capacity storage capacity in the SDXC format, aka “SD eXtended Capacity”. These new cards will be able to store from 50 GB up to 2 TB of data in the same size of chip, theoretically. I doubt we will be seeing much in the TB range for around 5 years, as the 2 TB max is at this point simply a theoretical limit and has never been tested, but Panasonic has already announced it’s planning to launch a 64 GB SDXC card as soon as possible.
There is no word on when we will be able to use these SDXC cards in our phones. In order for the phones to read these cards, they have to be specifically designed and made to have this capacity. Chances are, we will begin seeing phones come out with this ability later this year; so for now, it will only be available for other types of devices.