32 GB MicroSD cards to to start popping up next month

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  1. spazma7ik

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  2. messenger13

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    Maybe even a little higher to start ... around $109 perhaps.
     
  3. gentlefury

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    hmmm $100 to double the size of your droid (well technically you can still swap out the 16GB for added space if you want) or $400 to buy an all new ipod....I think the price is pretty good ;)
     
  4. shadowdude777

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    I'm amazed. I used to buy entire, fairly large (gigantic in comparison to MicroSD) USB flash drives that were... oh, maybe $30 for 256MB? That was just a few years ago!
     
  5. andrew53517

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  6. messenger13

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    It's all relative, isn't it? In a couple-three years from now, the term GB will no longer be used in terms of any memory chip. We'll be bummed when our 1TB chip is outdated! :(
     
  7. johnlgalt

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    I want 64GB SDXC for my DROID yesterday!!! :D
     
  8. deftdrummer

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    I've also read that Samsung will introduce 64GB Micro SD chips at the same time. Samsung is the company that will be releasing both models sometime next month. Prices TBD.
     
  9. johnlgalt

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    I read they would be introducing them (as in showing them off), but not necessarily actually selling them - only 64GB I heard hitting the market (as in being mass produced) are the SDXC, but I may be mistaken....
     
  10. deftdrummer

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    I could be mistaken too, the article I read was a little unclear. Either way 64GB on your phone would be insane. Now let's discuss what everyone thinks the R/W speeds will be, since that will be a factor with sizes this high on a phone with limited resources. I believe they are currently limited to 15mb/sec?
     
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    Hence all the hencing, it sent me a wincing...to the internet in search of a deal.
    Instead what I found, low capacity abound and Samsung left to reveal.
     
  13. johnlgalt

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    Wow - that was pretty good.

    Rhyming - I wish I could.
     
  14. Corinacakes

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    i dont' think the droid is compatible with 64 is it? just 32gb?
     
  15. Eugene

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    I've already started switching, have a .5TB drive in my netbook for example.
     
  16. Geoponic

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    When someone even NEEDS a TB of info on their phone.
    I'll offer to be bummed!
     
  17. bluenik25

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    64 GB SDXC cards have not been produced in Mico form nor do any devices support the Micro SDXC format. The other 64gb storage they are talking about is an internal memory chip such as the iPhone uses. The current iPod Touch has two of these style chips in it. I'm guessing that the next gen iPhone will have 64gb storage capacity and the Touch will have 128gb. The 32gb SDHC cards are to begin production next month. The Droid only supports up to 32gb Micro SDHC cards.

    In the future I think more devices will include these 64gb internal memory chips as well as up to a 32gb SDHC. It took over a year to get from 16gb micro SDHC to 32gb Micro SDHC. I think we are in for a long wait for Micro SDXC cards and the devices that will support them.
     
  18. CRPercodani

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    Anyone see the prices of those 64GB sdxc's? Something crazy like $400 bucks. I would imagine a 32GB Micro sd to be well over $100 if not closer to $200.
     
  19. shrink57

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    I thought 16gb would be more than enough (having 4gb that I paid almost $200 for on my Treo a few years back) but as said, it is all relative. I have around 4000 song on my Droid (reduced the resolution to save size and still run at whatever the Droids max is), have a couple of full length films to I mainly use to show off, and I have about 2 gigs free. I will jump on a 32gb card but will wait for class 6 speed.
     
  20. barry99705

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    I'm voting around $250 for a 32Gb micro-sd.
     
  21. shrink57

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    Probably and then 3 to 6 months later it will be down to about $50 like everything else in the tech world.
     
  22. hazydave

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    The difference between SDHC and SDXC is fairly artificial. They could have gone to larger SDHC sizes without any problems, but wanted to address the file size issues... SDHC specs FAT32, SDHC spec exFAT (eg, FAT64). There are faster SDXC specs, but there aren't many real hardware differences.

    It's pretty likely some of the existing devices could be upgraded, via a new driver and exFAT filesystem, to support SDXC cards. Technically. But it's not terribly realistic to worry about it for awhile. The forthcoming microSDs with 32GB are super-dense cards... there are eight stacked 4GB flash chips in that 1mm-thick card.

    So, before 64GB is an issue on microSD devices, they'll need another die shrink on the Flash chips themselves.. enough to make 8GB or 16GB single die devices.

    As for applications, Android comes with audio and video players.. all the apps you need to take full advantage of the extra storage. Though with only 100MB of internal memory left on my Droid, I'm hoping Google's taking a real hard look at support of apps on SD somehow.

    The real issue is security. Android apps each live under indvidual UID and GID protections, which makes the OS pretty secure -- an application, even under the NDK, can't mess with another application, or its secure data. But FAT32 doesn't support UNIX-style protections.

    You can put an ext3 filesystem on a flash card and tweak Android to support it, but this requires root-level access. And you lose compatibility with most USB hosts, since they're expecting FAT32 (Linux hosts work fine).

    What Google ought to do is allow a file on FAT32 to be mapped as an ext3 volume. Even on FAT32, this would offer another chunk, up to 4GB, for apps and secure data. Not quite as fast as internal memory, but it would solve the problem.
     
  23. El Blacksheep

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    Probably old news, but SanDisk ships 32GB microSDHC card for $200 -- Engadget

    And you can buy it from SanDisk's website

    Cart Subtotal: $199.99
    Shipping $6.00

    Estimated Total: $205.99

    Not throwing down that kind of money on a SD card quite yet, but I'll keep my eye on it.
     
  24. QrafTee

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    $50? Nah, I think it'll settle nicely around the $70-$80 range for awhile.
     

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