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mikey
06-08-2007, 18:55
Story on Engadget, mass production means cheap down the track

http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/08/kingmax-shows-off-16gb-sdhc-card/

Simplyblue
06-08-2007, 19:01
Definitely looking forward to this though I'm pretty sure its still going to be in the $200-300 range for a while.

omjeremy
06-08-2007, 19:12
I'm waiting for 512gb 2.5" SSD. Once that comes out and is in the 100-200 dollar range, we'll see all sorts of cool devices that are really useful.

LukesRamen
06-08-2007, 20:42
I'm waiting for 512gb 3.5" SSD. Once that comes out and is in the 100-200 dollar range, we'll see all sorts of cool devices that are really useful.

WOW!!! 512 GB!!!! THAT"D BE AWESOME!!! [excited] if it really were GB...

you mean MB right? [laugh]

omjeremy
06-08-2007, 21:09
I mean GB! 256gb is already unveiled. http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/30/pqi-debuts-256gb-2-5-inch-ssd-drive/

This is definitely the future of devices. Fast, energy efficient, small. Insane...

mikey
06-09-2007, 06:44
Even if these 16gb get to less than a hundred, I really need a 32gb sdhc and the d2 will be perfect for me, all my music with me, no worrying about carrying other cards[thumbsup]

inferno1200
06-11-2007, 12:37
Though I share the hype of ever bigger sdhc cards, I wonder what the boot-up times will be like. At the moment for my 8gb sdhc its 8 sec (one circle). If for a 32gb it would be 32 sec. the fun would be limited.

Simplyblue
06-11-2007, 13:20
Though I share the hype of ever bigger sdhc cards, I wonder what the boot-up times will be like. At the moment for my 8gb sdhc its 8 sec (one circle). If for a 32gb it would be 32 sec. the fun would be limited.

Wish there was a way to index the contents of the SD card so that the D2 would just read that and boot up faster.

Xhit
06-11-2007, 13:47
I mean GB! 256gb is already unveiled. http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/30/pqi-debuts-256gb-2-5-inch-ssd-drive/

This is definitely the future of devices. Fast, energy efficient, small. Insane...

SSD discs aren't they only clustered (many in parallel) flash memories like the ones used in SDHC cards? Isn't it the same technology?

mikey
06-11-2007, 17:22
Though I share the hype of ever bigger sdhc cards, I wonder what the boot-up times will be like. At the moment for my 8gb sdhc its 8 sec (one circle). If for a 32gb it would be 32 sec. the fun would be limited.

I doubt that as unless you take it in and out all the time the data base would be built, my 8gb fill card in there now take like 4 seconds to boot.

Anyway it would be a nice problem to have[thumbsup]

Michalaq
06-11-2007, 18:48
Yeah, I was surprised by how well the D2 performs with an 8gig card. 5 secs to start up, and battery life only goes down by about a third.

I can't wait for 16 gig cards... The thing is, I know I'll do the stupid thing and buy one before they drop down to sensible prices. And then I'll do the same for a 32gig....

With 12 gig, I'm always itching to put a couple more albums on, and I need to delete music off if I want videos (I was clicks away from buying a 4gb card just for videos, but I stopped myself :) ).

TedJ
06-11-2007, 23:10
Glad to see a second manufacturer is bringing the 16GB cards to market. Microdia (a Japanese company) also launched a 16GB card last month (http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/07/microdia-launches-16gb-sdhc-card-your-pocketbook-weeps-for-sham/), but at $3500 USD it's a little too rich for my blood... [toungue]

Hopefully this will bring the price down on the 8GB cards.