Tiny SD card has more storage than my whole computer

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  1. Quantumcat
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    Why do they even make computers with 128GB hard drives when memory is so cheap? My 128GB SD card only cost about $50, so it shouldn't add much if anything to the price. I really wouldn't mind the tablet being a mm or two thicker if it meant having twice or four times the space.
     
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    Because fuck you, that's why.

    Anyways, these "cheaper, better" prices are more aimed at people who are not as tech savvy. They see a cheap computer, they buy it. Simple

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  3. GomiHiko

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    That SD card is probably slower than the onboard memory in your computer
     
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    It's ok, I bought it like 3 years ago and it was already second hand about 2 years old so...
     
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    Heh, that's good
    His RAM?
     
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    SSDs are expensive. But I got plenty of memory at least.

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    Reeeee it's not memory
     
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    Hmmm yes it is.
    Do you even know what non-volatile memory is?
     
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    Fair enough
     
  10. Xiphiidae

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    In a word: longevity (also performance). Constantly reading and writing to an SD card will wear it out exceptionally quickly (in comparison to modern SSDs, which ideally last a lifetime). It's not about memory itself being cheap or not, but different storage media being used for different applications.
     
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  11. Shadowfied

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    I bet your HDD is an SSD and that's why. SSD storage aint cheap.
     
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    SD cards are cheap because they are a lot less reliable than a hard drive.
     
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    SSDs have a lot more fail safes in place to prevent data corruption. SD cards are fast and dirty (and cheap) file storage.
     
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    mines memory :^)
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    This thread has quickly devolved into a "post your hdd space" thread :P
     
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    Guess we're doing this now
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