New High Capacity Memory Card
By Ron Eggers
August 24, 2004 ? The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan is expected to introduce μcard memory cards in October at the Taipei International Electronics Show. The new cards are projected to have transfer rates of 120 MB of data a second, or roughly 10 times faster than the speed of the current crop of Secure Digital (SD) cards, seven times faster than today's CompactFlash memory options.
They're expected to be available in sizes up to 2 terabytes, while taking up less space than CompactFlash cards. Two terabytes of storage capacity is enough room to store more than one half million JPEG images from today's eight megapixel digital cameras.
The new cards will include USB 2.0 compatibility and an interface that's compatible with existing memory cards. They're expected to consume less power than similar devices. μcard memory cards have been designed to operate in digital cameras as well as MP3 players, computers and digital video recorders.
Members of the Open Mobile Internet Alliance are currently defining the specifications of the new μcards, which are expected to go into mass production in early 2005.
2 Terabytes !!!! Holy Crap-on-a-stick!!!
Better start the paperwork for the loan it's probably gonna take to afford one though.