So a new SD Card has been announced

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  1. EnigmaXtreme
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    So recently a new standard of SD cards were announced at the CES. Titled SDXC, the new standard has the potential to hold 2 TERABYTES! I'm believe that someone (I think its twizzers) has made it so SDHC can be supported on Wii. Any chance of this new format being supported on it.

    EDIT - I realized i called it SC instead of SD, my bad
     


  2. alex

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    I thought you meant Supercard, but now I see.

    2TBs though?! Holy fuck...

    Any source?
     
  3. IronMask

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    Sounds like one helluva super card to me.
     
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    SDXC
    Massive Storage, Incredible Speed

    The next-generation SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card specification, pending release in Q1 2009, dramatically improves consumers’ digital lifestyles by increasing storage capacity from 32 GB up to 2 TB and increasing SD interface read/write speeds up to 104 MB per second in 2009 with a road map to 300 MB per second. SDXC will provide more portable storage and speed, which are often required to support new features in consumer electronic devices and mobile phones.

    A 2 TB SDXC memory card can store 100 HD movies, 60 hours of HD recording or 17,000 fine-grade photos. Faster bus speeds will enable professional-level recording in compact consumer camcorders and increase the number of frames shot in a second with SDXC cameras.

    The faster bus speeds in the SDXC specification also will benefit SDHC, Embedded SD and SDIO specifications.
     
  5. Rock Raiyu

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    There was already a news post on this..
     
  6. EnigmaXtreme
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    You know if the Wii could support this, it would be the biggest and smallest hard drive possible lol

    Lets do the maths with my new clean 2GB Sd card

    15070/2 = 7535 blocks per GB approx

    2 Terrabytes equals 2000 GBS approx

    7535*2000 = 15070000 blocks

    SWEET MOTHER TRY FILLING THAT FUCKER UP =D
     
  7. Mrkinator

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    The Wii might asplode since it's too high of a capacity [​IMG]
     
  8. afif95

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    damn ass, 15 million blocks.

    Soon enough, Nintendo will support SDXC and well, here comes thousands of Wiiware game, ready to be played on your wii

    Of course, if they are smart enough >__>
     
  9. Mrkinator

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    Smart? Nintendo? [​IMG]

    But seriously, they better support it [​IMG]
     
  10. alex

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    Oh they'll support SDXC, when a new type of card that comes with 2PB. [​IMG] Nintendo's always a few years behind, hell, the Wii display is in 480i/p. The 360 at least supports 720 right? Or 1080 also?

    Megabyte = 1 megabyte
    GigaByte= 1,000 megabytes
    TeraByte = 1,000,000 megabytes (one Million)
    PetaByte = 1,000,000,000 megabytes (one Billion)
    ExaByte = 1,000,000,000,000 megabytes (one Trillion)
     
  11. specht

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    Yeah, Sony also has a 2TB Memory Stick in the works. I doubt we'll see them available for some time though. I think I'd trust a 2TB external HDD more. And it's a helluva lot cheaper too.
     
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    Wait...So is SDHC a software thing?
    I mean, the wii is made to read SD, but its been modified to be able to read SDHC?
    What about SDXC
     
  13. alex

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    The system or anything that read the SD card needs hardware to read the SDHC, but Nintendo left that in. So most likely devices won't support this, it would need a hardware update probably.

    Just like flashcarts, some support it because of hardware. Now how long until a MicroSDXC? [​IMG]
     
  14. LightyKD

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    I want my 15 million blocks!!!
     
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    vegita what does the scouter say about SDXC's capacity level?
    IT'S OVER 9000!
     
  16. Arno

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    Not quite.
    1,000 is rounded from what it actually is, 1,024.

    GB=1,024MB
    TB=1,024GB (1,048,576MB)
    PB=1,024TB (1,048,576GB, 1,073,741,824MB)

    Even a Terabyte gives you 24 GB than 1,000, and it keeps getting bigger and bigger. So the 2TB max card of the SDXC spec would give you 2,048GB. Not 2,000. Big difference as it gets bigger and bigger. So, even approximating it to be 1,000 leads to problems.
     
  17. digitydogs

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    Your calculations are accurate, however manufacturers consider it to be the 1000, so when you buy a X Gig or X Terra hard drive you are actually getting less space than you paid for.
    Real world example. My 500 Gig drive actually has 465 Real gigs of space or (500,105,216,000 bytes)
     
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    Which is why... manufacturers are BAD. Yup.
     
  19. digitydogs

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    I completely agree if you pay for 500gigs you should get 500gigs.
    I should have 1 TB of total space instead i come up around 932 gigs.
     
  20. alex

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    Yeah, I pretty much know those are estimates. But just like above posters, you could buy something that is 500GB storage, and end losing ~50GB.