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2 TERABYTE memory cards by end of 2009

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#2
TBH I don't believe blu ray will stand its ground as memory is so cheap to produce... I can see in a year or so that everything will be on SD cards and the like... And able to hold many TB's!!

A blank blu ray disk is £20+ and an SD card or memory stick are made at quarter the price...
banned#3
Voted cold.

Not big enough. :w00t:
#4
madness if this happens so soon
#5
They gonna cost an arm and a leg though.
#6
2TB...is that all?....I'm disappointed and depressed already :w00t:
#7
deathtrap3000
They gonna cost an arm and a leg though.


initially yeh but not for long. look how cheap you can get gb ones now, they were so expensive when they first came out.
I just wonder what people will keep on these???
#8
SunTzu
initially yeh but not for long. look how cheap you can get gb ones now, they were so expensive when they first came out.
I just wonder what people will keep on these???


For a start it would allow people to store a vast collection of movies on them in High Definition. This would probably cause a new wave of DVD players to be made as well as other electronic goods to deal with the uses of vast amounts of data on such small cards.

I'd definitely be considering that. Just think of the size of the current external drives that are TB in size, the power supply etc....if you managed to get a small MicroSD card with 2TB of data on it, then it render a lot of other electronics obsolete overnight.
#9
SunTzu
initially yeh but not for long. look how cheap you can get gb ones now, they were so expensive when they first came out.
I just wonder what people will keep on these???


yeh gb ones are cheap now, its taken them years to get to this price. it will be the same with tb cards.
#10
2TB that is crazy!!


spann3rs;4018192
A blank blu ray disk is £20+


blank blu-rays are around £4

spann3rs;4018192
and an SD card or memory stick are made at quarter the price...


source?
#11
phatboy123
2TB that is crazy!!




blank blu-rays are around £4



source?


Where are blurays at £4.... They used to be about £20 for a dual layer 50gb disk!!

as for source... My head... Sorry not solid evidence but come'on... SD's are very cheap to produce.... Cheaper to stick a couple of bits of plastic together with a little memory module inside then press a cd...

Sony have just done that promotional Memory stick with the Sugar Babes album on it... I honestly think thats how its gonna go...
#12
The duel layer disks are a bit more (£11) but,
25gb has been enough for my hd films so far.

Im sorry but optical media is the cheapest around to make. The chips/components in sd cards are more expensive.

I agree that sd cards and the like are the future formats though.
#13
:lol: There aren't going to be 2TB cards at the end of 2009! Thats just mental speak. There might be 64GB (or possibly even 128GB) but nand flash density is still a long way from allowing 2000GB+ in that area. The news is about the new interface specification allowing more that 32GB per card, that doesn't mean cards bigger than 64GB will be available any time soon!

spann3rs;4018554
Cheaper to stick a couple of bits of plastic together with a little memory module inside then press a cd...


That 'little memory module' ain't trivial though. A 32GB card has over 274,877,906,944 transistors in it already (or about 40 each if you were to share them across everyone on the earth!)
#14
SunTzu
initially yeh but not for long. look how cheap you can get gb ones now, they were so expensive when they first came out.
I just wonder what people will keep on these???


Not for long?

I bet you won't see any viable 1TB cards this year.
#15
thesaint;4018851
Not for long?

I bet you won't see any viable 1TB cards this year.


very true,

Its taken about 10 years to get them to 32gb for god sake!
#16
They follow Moore's law, they will double in capacity per area every 12-18 months (actually Flash has been growing even faster but this will likely slow down a little). So 64GB will be the high end in a SD-card size by the end of 2009, 128GB by 2010, 1TB by 2013 ish and 2TB about a year after that...
#17
jah128
:lol: There aren't going to be 2TB cards at the end of 2009! Thats just mental speak. There might be 64GB (or possibly even 128GB) but nand flash density is still a long way from allowing 2000GB+ in that area. The news is about the new interface specification allowing more that 32GB per card, that doesn't mean cards bigger than 64GB will be available any time soon!



That 'little memory module' ain't trivial though. A 32GB card has over 274,877,906,944 transistors in it already (or about 40 each if you were to share them across everyone on the earth!)


I just stated that its a 'little memory module'... Which it is...

Thanks for that information though... :thumbsup:
#18
spann3rs;4018994
I just stated that its a 'little memory module'... Which it is...


Certainly it is, but its not cheap; the silicon manufacturing process is more expensive that the die manufacturing process for optical media, and always will be. An album might only be about 100MB or less so would only require about 1% of the silicon of an 8GB card, so mass producing small SD cards for media is feasible, but a bluray sized amount of flash memory would cost significantly more than the bluray disc :)

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