09-09-2009 08:34 PM
I did a bit of math. It seems as though a cassette tape is around 450 times the size of a micro SDHC card(is my math correct? I don't have 450 micro SDHC cards to stack up That many cards could hold around 65,000 hours of music at 256 kbps vs under 2 hours for the cassete tape! I think these numbers are amazing. I also remember that 9 years ago a 64 meg compact flash card was $200. So that was around $3 a meg. Now 32 GB cards are around $2.50 per GB. So the cost perGB was 1200 times what it is now just 9 years ago! Will flash memory cards be $2.10 a terabyte 9 years from now? What will we store on 32 tearabyte flash memory cards?
Will we have 1,000 megapixel digital cameras?
09-10-2009 09:35 AM
"Will we have 1,000 megapixel digital cameras?"
lol Probably. But the average user will still need NO MORE then 7 MP's.
4GB Red Fuze/16GB Card
09-17-2009 09:39 AM
30 years ago I was assembling and burning machine code onto 2K eprom's and selling them for $90. 30 years from now humanity will probably be seeing hand held computers with 1000 terabytes of storage (and be wishing for more).
09-20-2009 05:08 PM
Let's thread up this one...
A loaded 10 1/2 NAB reel is a thing of beauty, but it is quite heavy. Until digital became affordable, and the resolution improved to match (I remember when a CD mastering console (PWM encoder) was over $30,000), this was the only way to archive an LP properly.
I'm looking forward to the future SanDisk flash cards. That day isn't too far in the future.
09-21-2009 04:30 AM
The hits-home way of looking at it is that 9-10 years ago we were complaining how expensive it was for a card (or internal memory) that would even hold 1 whole album of 128 kb/s mp3.