Today at CES the SD Association announced a specification for SDXC, or SD eXtended Capacity that “provides up to 2Â terabytes storage capacity and accelerates SD interface read/write speeds to 104Â megabytes per second this year, with a road map to 300 megabytes per second.” Here is theÂ Press Release.
While this might become oneÂ vehicleÂ that proves my 2009 prediction of “512MB flash thumb drives under $100 by the end of the year”, it’s important to note the distinction that the SD Association today released a spec, not an actual product. Still, it is an exciting announcement full of possibilities. According to their PR (I haven’t done the math yet) a 2TB memory stick would hold 60 hours of HD video. Of course, 2TB is the upper limit of the spec. Chances are that the initial products would not be anywhere near 2TB. Â But it paves the way.