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by eddyw / March 1, 2007 9:59 PM PST

Does anyone know what the size limits are with memory cards. Is it possible to make 100gb cards with the technology at it's present level? What size is the largest available at the moment? I am thinking of MP3 files that can only be stored on HDs (which are not fully reliable) for the bigger memory sizes.

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Absolutely possible. Just bring money.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2007 11:29 PM PST
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You can figure out the cost in a jiffy but you might not know to factor in mass production effects. There are those that will ask this but not get that last effect right.

Your comment about MP3 is odd. I don't have that issue nor anyone else I know. We put our collection on hard disks and it's good for many years. We also have backups so when a hard disk fails (rare!) we don't lose a thing.

Bob

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Solid State
by eddyw / March 2, 2007 12:31 AM PST

I would like a solid state mp3 player where I could store all of my collection and any music I wanted to hear would be on hand. Hard disks are not reliable. I had a 15g HD player fail. I have had two computer HDs fail at the same time and cause a loss of 20 gigs of music. I hadn't managed to get the whole collection on disc before the failure. It takes a lot of Cd's to back up and even they are not 100% reliable and then you have to find the one you want. You can't always list everything on the cd. The memory cards seem the safest storage there is and if they were big enough I would rather use them for backup. The lifespan of Cd's can be much shorter than you think. DVDs haven't been proved yet either. Anyway the question I wanted answering is, how big will future solid state cards be? Will they be able to go as high as 100gb?

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Ahh that issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2007 12:35 AM PST
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Even solid state will not survive drops and theft. I ran into a fellow that "stored" their entire collection on their MP3 player. Their unit was dropped and that was that. Collection gone.

No backup so what could be done?

Are you trying to do that?

Bob

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by eddyw / March 2, 2007 2:37 AM PST

No. I want to be able to store onto a card which can be plugged into any player made to accept it. Anything physical like an mp3 player can be rendered useless by shock but that is not what I am after. I have so far only seen the 'smart' type card up to 2gig. I want to know if much bigger cards are possible. That's what I really want to know. May we see 80gig+ in the near future or is there some physical limit that will prevent cards storing that amount of data?

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8G cards are avaialbe NOW.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2007 2:45 AM PST
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And I think some Creative players support that TODAY.

Cheap compared to just 2 years ago. Maybe there is hope for what you wanted.

Bob

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