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Lexar has set a new bar in SD memory card capacity with its new 256GB card — the largest size offered in the SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) format. SDXC has an upper limit of 2TB, compared to the 32GB cap that restricts the SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) format.

The official name of the card is the Lexar Professional 400x SDXC UHS-I. It’s geared towards photographers who need to “capture, store, and transfer a large number of high-quality photos” and videographers who need to record massive amounts of HD video.

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It costs US$900.
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I don't even know what to think of that.
     
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A stack of 16/32GB cards is still more practical...
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I don't even know what to think of that.

I do. $900. That's what I think, lol.

I see it making sense to people that pay $2500+ for camera lenses, but to the general public? Nah.
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I have to wonder if this will work in the Pandora Hand Held.
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That is one packed high density card. So why is it that SSDs even at 128GB are still so much bigger??
    
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That is one packed high density card. So why is it that SSDs even at 128GB are still so much bigger??

When you spend that premium money, for that premum device, it needs to feel like its worth what your paying for.
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That is one packed high density card. So why is it that SSDs even at 128GB are still so much bigger??

Because it is far cheaper to spread the data out on multiple, smaller chips then make one humongous (storage wise) chip and stick it in a tiny space. There are 1tb SSD's for example, but they are enterprise level drives designed for huge data servers.
    
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That is one packed high density card. So why is it that SSDs even at 128GB are still so much bigger??

I think it is actually because SD cards as well as flash drives are low endurance device that wouldn't survive the workload of standard SSD (frequent writes).
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post

That is one packed high density card. So why is it that SSDs even at 128GB are still so much bigger??

You just said it. It's a high density card. Higher density is typically more expensive to produce and subsequently more expensive on the market.
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