Is there gonna be a bigger micro sd card soon

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  1. Dominator211
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    Look Im just curious because I haven't seen anything to real looking so I want to know what you guys know
     
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    We should be seeing 512GB MSD cards at some point... Just not sure how soon... There was supposed to be one released a couple of years ago..
     
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    Yea but no good came of that
     
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    Well, nearly 40 years ago, Floppy disks stored about 360 KB. In 40 years we managed to get 256 GB on a microSD card. That is pretty big difference.

    Most likely soon. What we need is for a console/PC to drop (m)SD support and instead migrate to the original 5.25 In Floppy Disk. /s
     
  5. TotalInsanity4

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    I'm certain that once 3D stacked NAND becomes the norm in a few years we'll see an exponential jump in capacity. I don't know how far out from that we are, though
     
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    What the fuck is that? I thought I read about it somewhere but it was fake iirc.
     
  7. Sonic Angel Knight

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    What is the biggest size available now? Personally i wish SD cards stopped being used, is failure rate is my reason. I had memory stick pro duo still working a decade later. I lost like 10 Sd cards that just corrupted, formatted and just don't work anymore with in the decade i had them. Yeah Memory stick pro duo isn't as common as SD cards are, but least i can trust them a bit more.
     
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    1 TB for SD and 256 GB for micro SD.
     
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    Can you link me to proof of a 1 TB SD? from every review I have seen, they are mostly fake, and have yet to find a real one.
     
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    I hink Sd cards are going to drop soon
     
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    No, it's very real. Traditional NAND storage has tiny cells that retain voltage to store data on a flat plane, so you could theoretically fit as much storage as the area of the surface allowed. 3D NAND (for instance, intel's new XPoint brand) essentially has very thin layers of cells stacked vertically into columns, but its expensive to manufacture in a way that doesn't interfere electrically with itself iirc
     
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    Make sense. That would be cool to see. We should just insert cubes into the next-gen consoles
     
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    I'm sure 512GB and 1TB Micro SD card will be coming soon enough, I'd hope within the year at least for the 512GB version. However they're going to be pretty damn expensive at first. After a couple of years of being available the prices should drop and be more affordable; that seems to be the trend they follow.
     
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    Well, considering that as time move's on, technology becomes cheaper as new products are released.
     
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    Oh I completely understand why the prices drop and why they're more expensive at first.
     
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    For now, the sweetspot for mSD cards seems to be 200GB. 256GB mSDs are nearly double the price of 200GB mSDs.

    I'll be getting one when I eventually get a Switch. Seems NAND/mSD speeds are actually faster than cartridge speeds.

    Edit: weird typo
     
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    Do you place your SD cards in a bowl of water, or the jungle? I've had multiple USBs fail way before one SD card of mine failed.
     
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    Whoa, that's amazing. Seeing how the 256GB SD cards don't go for excessively too much (well, depends on each one's pockets) then I suppose this won't go for £/$400-500 but moreso around £/$300.
     
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    They could make SD cards with 3D NAND right now, I think the only reason they haven't is due to the price.
    There are already SSDs with 3D NAND on the market.
     
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