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News SanDisk unveils 200GB micro-SD card

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 2 Mar 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Phil Rhodes

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    As someone who regularly shoots video at big, meaty, broadcast-oriented data rates onto things like this, I can only cheer wildly and wave a little banner that says "more! bigger!"
     
  3. SchizoFrog

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    Prices really need to drop on MicroSD...
     
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    Maybe this will see the price of a 128GB micro SD card drop now.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Fingers crossed: I want a pair, one for my tablet and one for my eReader, but I don't actually know if they support 'em (officially, they're both rated for 32GB but have 64GB cards in them at the moment) and it's a lot of money to risk if it turns out to be incompatible!
     
  6. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Moreover, for more typical use, you can get a decently fast 16GB card for about £7inc.
    MicroSD cards are already very cheap in my opinion, especially considering the ridiculous level of miniaturization.

    Cutting edge maximum capacity versions of any storage technology have always and will always demand a premium.
     
  7. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    If someone had said to me in 2005 that in 10 year's time the loud 120GB spinner in my machine would have been engineered down to a tiny chip smaller than my thumbnail, which could be hot swapped to my heart's content between my devices, I'd have believed them. :p

    It's still awesome though!
     
  8. GMC

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    damn but there must be a lot of wasted empty space in my SSD boot drive.....
     
  9. schmidtbag

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    meanwhile I still have some 2GB and 4GB SD cards lying around...
     
  10. Gareth Halfacree

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    I can beat that: I have a 32MB SD card. I don't use that, mind, but I *do* use a 64MB RSMMC (it's the storage device on my Sinclair ZX81).
     
  11. SchizoFrog

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    I want 128GB for my phone but I am not willing to spend £60+ on it. You might be but I am not... Once they hit £50 and below then I'll think about it. So yes, they need to be cheaper.
     
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    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I have a 16MB SD :)
     
  13. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Am I the only one that thinks 200GB is an odd capacity... given they typically follow powers of 2... [so after 128GB I'd expect 256 to come next... or at the very least 192...]
     
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    It did cross my mind but I soon thought of 120GB, 180GB, 200GB, 250GB, etc... SSDs.
     
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    Agreed, I'd be interested to hear whether there's any over-provisioning on these (unlikely) or whether they have issues with yield or something causing them to disable part of the module.
     
  16. wolfticket

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    It could be as simple as maximum density and physical space.
     
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    My OnePlus One with 64GB @ £269 disagrees on two fronts! Most phones with MicroSD are low/mid range phones now it seems.
     
  20. Isitari

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    The oneplus one is an exception to the rule as it doesn't ridiculously overcharge for basic storage! I don't like where the rest are heading unfortunately :/.
     

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