Multiple Micro SDHC Cards

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  1. DarKXeoN

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    I am in no way an expert on phone technologies, but given the size of a micro SDHC card, why can't a phone support 2,3, or even 4 micro SD at the same time. Having 128GB of memory on my Evo would be incredible.
     

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  2. ScorpDX

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    It's probably been looked at or talked about. They'd have to find room for another card slot and solder point on the board or place to run a ribbon cable. Then of course have the programming to understand multiple "drives". I'd guess that's already halfway there being that it can do phone memory or card.

    Maybe something that's coming along soon enough. Wouldn't be surprised if we see 128gb cards one of these days though!
     
  3. JunBringer

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    Yeah if I could get that kind of memory I wouldn't need a separate mp3 player!
     
  4. Vincent Law

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    There may be room for the card itself, but there sure isn't room on the logic board to have a place to plug it into.
     
  5. sintricate

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    By the time anyone finds a way to put multiple sd card slots into a phone without making it a huge device, we'll have massive cards. (128 or 256gb)
     
  6. I could still see a benefit of having multiple card slots, though. 1 for pictures, 1 for music, 1 for documents, etc. There are certainly scenarios where it would prove to be a benefit, though it would likely be a small niche.
     
  7. Topper_Harlee

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    Heck, they should have two slots for the card and run them in raid!!
     
  8. ScorpDX

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    Have you even seen the board? There's plenty of room. In fact they could angle and stack them like ram chips exactly where it's at now. Plenty of room!

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  9. Palmetto Fellow

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    OK, so support two 256gb cards then, giving half a terabyte. Regardless of memory card technology, supporting more of them usually is never a bad thing.
     
  10. PGR

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    Just make the phone(s) SD 4.0 and SDXC compatible. The maximum capacity defined by the SDXC standard is 2TB and that should store just about anything you'd want to carry around in your phone, don't you think?

    'Course then the manufacturers would have to start making 2TB SDXC cards.

    And then we'd have to figure out how to afford them. :eek:

    In retrospect, I've never discovered a practical reason why I need more than a 4GB card in any of my phones, but hey ... I'm old school.

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  11. Palmetto Fellow

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    That's just it...the larger cards are sometimes exponentially more expensive than the lower capacity cards.

    This is may not be day, but I think it used to be cheaper to get two 16gig cards than a single 32 gig card. Also, when the 64 gig cards come out, I bet two 32 gig cards will be less than a single 64 gig.
     
  12. Vincent Law

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    Where exactly do you see any room there? The only free spot is taken up by the actual microSD slot!

    You couldn't angle and stack them, it'd stick out of the case.

    If you mean that big black area, I do hope you know that it's just a label hiding about 5 different chips, including the radios and the CPU.

    I can't believe this is even being argued >.>
     
  13. ScorpDX

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    Like I said, they could be angled and stacked like ram chips. They'd be nearly on top of each other. They wouldn't stick out of the case at all. I'm not saying standing up. Think something that looks like \\\\ only flatter!
     
  14. Palmetto Fellow

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    It can be done. The reason there is only enough room for one card is because it was designed that way from scratch. If the spec called for two cards, there would be room for two cards. They also DON'T have to put the camera, flash, and speaker all together right there where it's at. They can pull an iPhone, and move the camera and flash closer to the corner...and relocate the speaker somewhere else if needed. I feel grouping them all together like that is less efficient from a square inch perspective.

    Also, I like the idea of stacking them if needed. If just stacking two, it's OK...but more than that will probably be too thick. I've seen laptop RAM stacked in a similar manner.
     
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