Samsung develops 8 GB flash card for cellphones

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May 17, 2007
  1. Tsuchy
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    http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/32073/135/
    Seoul (Korea) – Samsung announced that it has developed a microSD flash memory card with 8 GB of capacity.


    The tiny storage device rivals the capacity of many 1” hard drives sold in the market today and offers enough space for about 2000 MP3 music files, more than 3000 5-megapixel pictures or about five DVD-quality movies.

    According to the manufacturer, the card achieves a read speed of 16 MB/s and a write speed of 6 MB/s, which exceeds the requirement for the Speed Class 4 SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) standard (4 MB/s write speed). Samsung did not say when it will bring the microSD card to market, but mentioned that it expects 8 GB microSD cards to be mainstream in the 2010 timeframe.


    I'm just wondering does like the MicroSDHC be able to work ?
     


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    Thats gonna be hella expensive...
     
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    Probably like $200 - $300 or something xD !
     
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    I guess it's time to start saving......
     
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    8Gb CF cards are around $100 and 8GB Memstick pro duo is around $150, my guess it would be somewhere in between those two as transflash typically sells for more than an equivalent CF card but less than a Sony MSPD
     
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    nope, wont work. i'm almost positive all of the flash carts dont support SDHC
     
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    Where does it say it will be SDHC?
     
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    It is going to be SDHC if it is 8GB. The read and write speeds would be too low for it to be practical if it wasn't.
     
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    I don't know, but maybe that's a confirmation? [​IMG]
     
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    If the read/write speeds exceed SDHC, it doesn't mean it is an SDHC - just means it's better.
     
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    The SD standard only goes up to 2GB. Anything bigger than that is either SDHC, or non-compliant.
     
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    So if its non-compliant with current hardware, wouldn't it be a new format?
     
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    No, it wouldn't be a new format, it would probably just be incompatible with most SD and SDHC hardware.

    The real question is why would they bother making an 8GB microSD card when most microSD devices are not designed to be able to use 8GB cards?
     
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    So if it's incompatible with current software, wouldn't it be a completely new format with completely new devices, and just copies the microSD size? Okay I'll stop here [​IMG]
     
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    Its because there will be a niche group of photographers, who will buy camera's for 8GB
    much like they selling blank HD-DVD 4years ago... there is always people willing to pay big money for the best medium of the time
     
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    Still it be cool if it did work xD 8gb imagine that!!!
    Be like better than a Ipod Nano lawl
     
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    it wont work with flashcarts
     
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    is that because of the FAT file limit ( some cards do support fat32) , or is it just a general incompatability with the way the 8GB cards are designed.
     
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    Its few things actually :
    The first and most importent is software limitations,theres a need to build a firmware thats capeable of 8GB storage space. The second and not less importent is the fact that theres a minimum voltage and impendence that are needed for a memory card to work ( 512 MMC for example uses less voltage then 1 GB MMC { micro MMC fixed this issue BTW}).

    Anyway The FAT file system has nothing to do with it , FAT limitation is that no singel file can be over 4 GB , theres no limitations of the overall storage space.


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    Anyone knows if this is a singel flash chip or a controller and several flash chip { like all SDHC} ?
     
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    do you mean microsd standar limit? I have a 4gb sd(not sdhc) card and it works OK
     

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