Sony Won't be Outdone; Working on 2TB Memory Cards

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linux_dork

I remember having a computer with a 2 GB harddrive, and that was huge. A few years later, I had a HP Jornada handheld with a 2 GB sd card in it. I was all like "woah, times have really changed."

Now I see this, and I'm like "woah, I was born in the freakin' dark ages".

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Germ

Why does Sony continue to insist on perpetuating their proprietary memory card format???? It is a complete pain in the butt to have to keep up with card readers for my one or two Sony devices AND then everything else... it seriously makes me buy non-Sony stuff whenever possible.

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Pixelated

When I saw the headline I was going to say the same thing.

 

I DON'T CARE ABOUT SONY OR IT'S CRAPPY PROPRIETARY HARDWARE. EVEN IT THEY MADE IT TO 100TB I WILL NEVER, EVER PURPOSELY BUY ANYTHING FROM SONY AGAIN!

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Forty_Caliber

BlueRay?  That's Sony and not likely to be unseated anytime soon... though the DVD is still close to 4 times stronger in sales, still.

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savage4naves

2TB of storage is overkill. Nice to have though...

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pcwizmtl

Nice Picture LMAO

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Bravo_18

just a question...is this card backward compatible with sony's products that use SD card?...i mean even if its 2 TB..can the device see it or read it as 2TB?...

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WarCrime342

I can hardly believe it. Ususally larger HDs hold way more than those smaller cards.

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decapitor

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that they just invented a filesystem that theoretically could fit 2 TB, not that they are anywhere near putting that on a card.  I would be very surprised to see anything over 128GB in a card in the next year.  I hope I'm wrong though.

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Syntax

"The first batch of retail cards will hit before March with read/write speeds up to 104MBps in unknown capacities, though certainly less than 2TB on day one."
 
Looks like we'll have to wait a little bit, but I'm none too worried, since I don’t feel like buying a new laptop just for a new SD card standard to be built in.
 Also, the FS they are using is exFAT, which does lend itself to being what makes the 2TB flash card possible, but I imagine it's simply a new architecture they're employing, and the FS was simply convenient to use.  

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