Memory Storage: Another Then/Now Comparison [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Tech

In so many ways, 1980 sucked donkey sack.
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Male 117
SumRandom1 - A 32GB microSD card for $15? You shouldn`t lie on the internet, someone will pick up on it :/

Just checked, they don`t even sell 32GB microSD cards on buy.com...
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Male 22
I would have needed to spend over half a mil to store my music. That`s messed up
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Male 2,159
Behold, 1GB then and now. It used to look like a turbine.

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Male 1,646
I wonder what were going to be laughing at 30 years from now...
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Male 794
100$-150$ ummm where do you shop and why do you spend so much money?? its more like 14.99 on BUY(dot)com well thats how much i got it for
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Male 68
I still suck donkey balls today
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Male 234
"Almost everything in computing works according to moors law.



i find moors law is outdated, he spoke of around 2 years, i think thats it is now happening faster, say, one year for the technology to double itself. "

according to moore`s law current technology would get outdated every 18 months. and as for the 32gb msd cards, i believe small size + more storage = slower read/write speed
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Female 5,222
o.o
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Male 1,547
well, making the actual storage medium physically smaller than a micro SD would be completely impractical. We can look forward to those things holding 32 TB in the next 10 years, so I can store my 3D 4K movies on my handheld supercomputer.
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Male 721
*Ahem* 2GB *Holds up flash drive*
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Male 2,703
"my HTC HD2 is 32g sd capable... and a friend of mine owns an older mp3player from SanDisk id also 32gb capable... sooooo, its gonna be about year before thats outdated. and honestly, i dont know if i need more than 32gb with me... of course i said that when my pc had 12gb hd 10 years ago... "

pretty much anything that accepts SD cards, not even have to be SDHC, can take a 16gb card, and more than 1/2 of those can read 32gb. my Samsung a920 can read a 16gb card and I`m confident it can read a 32gb if I had one. my instinct came right out and said it could read up to 32gb.

but at the rate we`re increasing A) how much space something takes up, B) quality of said material (goes hand and hand with a) and C) how much stuff we like to tote around, we`re going to be filling those cards quickly. phones that can now handle HD video (especially if they output 720p) require files 500+mb/30min show.
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Male 127
Almost everything in computing works according to moors law.



i find moors law is outdated, he spoke of around 2 years, i think thats it is now happening faster, say, one year for the technology to double itself.
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Male 127
"btw, in case it hasn`t been mentioned, 32gb is the max for SDHC`s, we are now limited on phones by the phone manufacturers who only put SDHC slots and not SDXC. I think it`s more impressive to have 64gb (and potentially 2TB) the size of 2 of the microsd cards."

my HTC HD2 is 32g sd capable... and a friend of mine owns an older mp3player from SanDisk id also 32gb capable... sooooo, its gonna be about year before thats outdated. and honestly, i dont know if i need more than 32gb with me... of course i said that when my pc had 12gb hd 10 years ago...
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Male 423
"imagine what we can do in another 30 years, jeebus that`d blow my mind."

Imagine the landfills.
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Male 205
Yeah. Almost everything in computing works according to moors law. Only thing that hasn`t realy improved are access times to hard drives. I bet that storage rack could load the state-of-the-art word processor of that time 10 times faster than you can launch notepad from that SD-card.
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Male 2,703
"estimated value = $100-15
weight: .5grams"

"With a retail price of $200 and a weight of just 0.5 grams"

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despite them showing Samsung 32gb microsd cards which have been announce but not released, at least these sandisk will be released tomorrow.

and for the price, I`ll stick to my 16gb`s I got for $25 each.

btw, in case it hasn`t been mentioned, 32gb is the max for SDHC`s, we are now limited on phones by the phone manufacturers who only put SDHC slots and not SDXC. I think it`s more impressive to have 64gb (and potentially 2TB) the size of 2 of the microsd cards.
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Male 25,416
Yay, technological Advances
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Male 3,915
$100 for 32gbs! what a croc!
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Female 914
imagine what we can do in another 30 years, jeebus that`d blow my mind.
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Male 17,511
Just remember, If it hadn`t been for that 1980`s technology today`s technology wouldn`t exist. The investment that disk system represents means that electronic engineers could map and create next generations of cpus and memory. Was well worth the money back then.
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Male 2,056
Yay! Science!
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Male 82
Yeah, and they are working on SDXC, which will allow 2 terabytes of storage in the same amount of space. Beauty of engineering, we keep trying to make things better!
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Male 1,627
32GB jesus crist!
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Male 1,815
Yet the majority of our motor vehicles are nearly identical
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Male 5,194
More like $70 for that 32gb micro SD.
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Male 4,680
"Hate on the 80`s all you like, but had it not been for the technology then and the desire to make it better it wouldn`t be smaller today now would it??"
Yeah but you can`t honestly say that you enjoyed having PCs the size of trucks back then (right?).
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Male 4,807
@ McGovern1981

You just made my Monday!!!! LMAKO !

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Male 4,290
[quote]Isn`t it ALWAYS springboard technology? I mean, my laptop has a dual core processor. That was HOT three years ago. Now it`s quad. Three years from now, who knows?
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Exactly. If you keep writing off the technology at the time as "springboard" and waiting for the better version, you`ll just keep waiting forever, because we`re continually improving on that front.

Unfortunately there`s only so small you can physically build a chip before you encounter serious electrical problems, so now we`re switching focus from miniaturisation to multi-threading in order to get even faster.
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Male 715
"In so many ways, 1980 sucked donkey sack."

Hate on the 80`s all you like, but had it not been for the technology then and the desire to make it better it wouldn`t be smaller today now would it??
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Male 3,343
Moore`s Law says it will double every two year. Assuming it goes beyond 2015 (which is questionable), that means that they will be showing a petabyte memory card.
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Male 3,343
"This post is no suprise to me but has infact reminded me how much money I wasted on useless springboard technology...back in the day.."

Isn`t it ALWAYS springboard technology? I mean, my laptop has a dual core processor. That was HOT three years ago. Now it`s quad. Three years from now, who knows?
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Female 1,283
...McGovern, you won life. Good Game!
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Female 1,283
Hm, makes one wonder how the NSA are enjoying their nano-tech computers?
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Male 1,357
Give it 30 years and IAB will be showing pictures of those Micro SD cards with their puny 32GB of capacity and comparing them to some new form of digital storage with 10x, 100x, 1000x (etc. etc.) more storage, that is even smaller.
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Male 14,331


VV
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Male 4,807
Wow, Imagine how HUGE a ditgital camera would have to be.
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Male 3,369
Well...My phone has 4GB of storage. Nothing fancy or top end (its acctually a low end phone..cost me £50 contract free. The internal processor on the phone works at about 2.2ghz!

My first PC, for which I paid £2999.99 in 1993 held approx 400mb of data on it`s hard drive and its processor ran at 60hz.

This post is no suprise to me but has infact reminded me how much money I wasted on useless springboard technology...back in the day..
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Male 224
This assumes that we know how tall the ones on the left are, and it also assumes that we know what the red button is.
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Male 1,958
21st century FTW!!
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Male 7,839
good luck fitting the first one in your back pocket
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Female 3,562
A year or two from now the 32GB flash card will only be worth $50. 5 years from now a 100GB flash card will be worth $100.
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Female 9,585
Nice.
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Male 358
i cant find the red button :P
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Male 21,025
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