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Date: 08/06/09 03:00 PM

68 Responses to 1GB of Memory: 1980 and Today [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18927 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 10:50 am
    Link: 1GB of Memory: 1980 and Today - Imagine how big the cameras and phones had to be to fit the old memory.
  2. Profile photo of Samuelsoon
    Samuelsoon Male 18-29
    346 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 10:56 am
    Is this an updated version of that really old picture? or is a blatant repost? Either way... awesome
  3. Profile photo of ParasyT
    ParasyT Male 13-17
    533 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 10:57 am
    really old repost.
  4. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 10:57 am
    1gb?

    Try 32gb MicroSD cards...

    Does anyone else find it absolutely mind blowing that they can fit 32gb into a 1cm x 1cm bit of plastic?

    I just read SanDisk are hoping to develop a 128gb microSD by 2011...that`s almost 200,000 floppy disks. That would stretch almost 18km if put side by side...

    The rate of development is just astonishing...we live in such a remarkable age!!

  5. Profile photo of PROTOTYPE666
    PROTOTYPE666 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 10:59 am
    its old already. microSD is 4 times as small as a SD card and can hold up to 16GB of data. just saying.
  6. Profile photo of wertfoo
    wertfoo Male 30-39
    21 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:08 am
    the caption writer is to young.cameras and phones did not even have memory storage capability back then.sheesh.young people.
  7. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1270 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:10 am
    "the caption writer is to young.cameras and phones did not even have memory storage capability back then.sheesh.young people."

    I guess sarcasm is lost on old farts. And grammar...I`m jus`sayin`...

  8. Profile photo of WhoaHeyDude
    WhoaHeyDude Male 18-29
    133 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:13 am
    http://gizmodo.com/5330606/massive-2tb-m... Check that out!
  9. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9253 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:17 am
    And that`s why I love the 21st century.
  10. Profile photo of PROTOTYPE666
    PROTOTYPE666 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:18 am
    ConverseUK, don`t be such a d*ck.
  11. Profile photo of mynamecandi
    mynamecandi Female 18-29
    209 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:23 am
    such aggression on IAB today...
  12. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1270 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:25 am
    Haha, grow up PROTOTYPE666, you nonce! :-D
  13. Profile photo of iPirate
    iPirate Male 13-17
    419 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:34 am
    "http://gizmodo.com/5330606/massive... Check that out!"


    Holy drating poo

  14. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
    961 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:42 am
    oh technology, you never cease to amaze me
  15. Profile photo of Rise23Up
    Rise23Up Male 18-29
    549 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 11:51 am
    i have one of those in my basement
  16. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    Wow, makes you think what future technology will be like
  17. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
    1086 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    I perfer my old brick cellphone hahaha. (Jk)
  18. Profile photo of abby0315
    abby0315 Female 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    iPirate, when I clicked on your link, it said it couldn`t be found.

    That is one BIG gigabyte. It amazes and astounds how far we have progressed to make things tiny and better able to travel with.

  19. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    Now just imagine an Exabyte or a Zettabyte right now, and how small it`ll be in 20 years.
  20. Profile photo of slepre
    slepre Female 18-29
    310 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    and thats not even the smallest sd card, you can get micro sd cards now that are half the size of that
  21. Profile photo of Jaydeejj
    Jaydeejj Female 70 & Over
    713 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    Yea soon we`ll have terabyte and zedabyte cards.
  22. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    I can get a 4GB micro SD card for 4 bucks, this picture is horribly outdated. ugh.
  23. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    For internal hard drives the best price is around 10c/Gb
  24. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    When one takes into consideration the past and the present, the future seems frightening.
  25. Profile photo of retrogamer
    retrogamer Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    you can get 25 gig sc cards that are smaller than that....
  26. Profile photo of eflcotw
    eflcotw Male 13-17
    75 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    For internal hard drives the best price is around 10c/Gb

    thanks, no one gives a rats dick.

  27. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    "When one takes into consideration the past and the present, the future seems frightening."

    -well said, and I like your hair.

  28. Profile photo of tp1212
    tp1212 Male 13-17
    299 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    also take into consideration we now can fit up to 32 gigs in a card that size now. (on the plus side, its no longer practical to bash someone`s brain in with 1 gig of data.)
  29. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    and somehow, the tiny little computerchip seem so much more simpler then the big machine....
  30. Profile photo of divine_wind
    divine_wind Male 18-29
    312 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    wow.
  31. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    I love how this is out of date, micro sd cards are about a quarter of the size and I`ve seen 16gb.
  32. Profile photo of LeKata
    LeKata Female 13-17
    326 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    Wasn`t this posted a year or two ago?

    Still, pretty cool.

  33. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    I love how this is out of date, micro sd cards are about a quarter of the size and I`ve seen 16gb.

    seen 128gb at a show before

  34. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    More like,
  35. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm
  36. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    wow
  37. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    Hey Negative, I bet I can one up you.

    Terabytes. Two of them. Do you know how many gigabytes is in a terabyte?

  38. Profile photo of snoopdawgg
    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
    481 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    it wont be long when hard drives go instinct. Our children will look at the hard drive as we looked at the A drive of the past.
  39. Profile photo of Omega3_DHA
    Omega3_DHA Male 13-17
    54 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    the "T" is to small =/
    when you photoshop, you gotta do it right at least

  40. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    lol v
  41. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    Okay Omega, how about this?

    http://gizmodo.com/5330606/massive-2tb-m...

    --Already been posted by WhoaHeyDude.

  42. Profile photo of cman7721
    cman7721 Male 18-29
    618 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    opie...i dont think that is real...
  43. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    some day, opie,.

    "We have no info on when a 2TB Memory Stick XC memory card will be made available to market, but we still have a long way to go before we can put 2TB of storage in our phones." ~Sony

  44. Profile photo of GrnFantasic
    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
    602 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    Repost.
  45. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    http://www.sonyinsider.com/2009/08/05/so...
  46. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1841 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    reposted
  47. Profile photo of rogue_lily
    rogue_lily Female 13-17
    126 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    It`s that time capacitor from back to the future!
  48. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    "We have no info on when a 2TB Memory Stick XC memory card will be made available to market, but we still have a long way to go before we can put 2TB of storage in our phones." ~Sony

    STOP SQUASHING MY FANTASIES!!

  49. Profile photo of G-Virus1234
    G-Virus1234 Male 13-17
    6 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    it looks like a car part
  50. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
    1381 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 12:13 am
    hooray SkyNet!
  51. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 1:10 am
    Wow that`s crazy!
  52. Profile photo of frenchroast
    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 1:19 am
    Yup. I remember I had a laptop with one of those babies in it.
  53. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 1:47 am
    That is basically a 29 year old high end server storage solution.

    Check it out kids it`s the content`s of the entire AOL network and they still use this bad boy.

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    murrymalty Female 18-29
    2673 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 5:27 am

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    frenchroast
    Male, 30-39, Canada
    128 Posts Friday, August 7, 2009 1:19:57 AM
    Yup. I remember I had a laptop with one of those babies in it.


    u must have a fat lap lol

  55. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 6:32 am
    everything was bigger in 1980. yes also penises.
  56. Profile photo of bikenutt
    bikenutt Male 30-39
    383 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    Pong and Atari are all I ever saw in 1980.
  57. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 8:45 pm
    If my basic maths is right then theres just 13.4 years until we see a 1pb micro sd card. (Assuming that the max storage will double every 18 months)
  58. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    20 years is a lot
  59. Profile photo of Zeroknight92
    Zeroknight92 Male 18-29
    77 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 11:09 pm
    20 years is not a lot at all. A guy could go from 15 years old seeing those things, to now, a 35 year old guy using a tiny chip instead.
  60. Profile photo of chrn368
    chrn368 Male 18-29
    174 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 3:44 am
    what`s crazy is, that technology is advancing faster today, then back then.
  61. Profile photo of Spambot3000
    Spambot3000 Male 18-29
    525 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 4:39 am
    I remember back in the day when I had an awesome gaming stack with a HUGE 3.6GB drive, a 333Mhz processor and 256mb of ram. It was amazing about 10 years ago but now my phone would kick the poo out of it.
  62. Profile photo of 0wnd1zzl3d
    0wnd1zzl3d Male 18-29
    2 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 5:34 am
    I <3 Moore`s Law.
  63. Profile photo of jar-head
    jar-head Male 13-17
    596 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 9:37 am
    how is it crazy that technology is advancing farther today than 10 years ago? That is something i would Expect, chrn368
  64. Profile photo of DesertDustX
    DesertDustX Male 18-29
    427 posts
    August 9, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    thats intense
  65. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 7:50 am
    huh
  66. Profile photo of nomorecheese
    nomorecheese Male 13-17
    463 posts
    September 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    yeah, okay what the hell are we doing? next thing you know, in five years, a laptop is actually able to be on our wrists, FTW!
  67. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 4:29 am
    wow technology is an amazing thing.

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