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.

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