Thursday, January 08, 2009
2 Terabytes on a memory card?
This is just remarkable.
The next-generation SD memory card -- SDXC -- specification was announced today at the 2009 International CES, and it's pretty unbelievable. Current capacity is 32GB and the next generation extended capacity cards will be 2 TERABYTES! And SD interface read/write speeds will increase to 104 megabytes per second this year, with a a goal of 300 megabytes per second.
Specifications for the open standard will be released in the first quarter of 2009 by the SD Association.
Imagine a 2tb iPhone and think of how light this technology will make laptops. You could back-up everything you own on an iPhone or Ipod. The hard drive could go the way of the old tape backup within a couple years.