SD Cards Add PCIe and NVMe, Hit 985 MB/Sec and 128TB

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    The SD Association has announced new specifications for SD cards that supposedly put them in line with SSDs. “SD Ultra Capacity” has upped the maximum capacity of cards from 2TB to 128TB, while “SD Express” adds PCIe and NVMe interfaces for 985 MB/sec data transfer speeds.

    The new standards both retain the existing SD Card form factor, so will work in anything that can already read one of the cards. Not all devices will get the new speed, because adding NVMe and PCIe (versions 1.3 and 3.0 respectively) uses the second set of pins already present on ultra-high speed SD cards and not everything is built to hit those pins.
     
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  2. Guarana [BAWLS]

    Guarana [BAWLS] [H]ard|Gawd

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    Pfft, wevs. Alibaba was selling these new cards 6 months ago!
     
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  3. Burticus

    Burticus 2[H]4U

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    Is this good? Not sure. Faster, yes.. but good? I wasn't aware I needed a 2TB MicroSD card, LOL
     
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    Megalith title is b, but should be B ;o
     
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  5. The Mad Atheist

    The Mad Atheist Gawd

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    Isn't Samsung trying to get a new type of card out and the slot is backward compatible with microSD, can't think of it's name ATM?
     
  6. Why does she remind me of this?
     
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  7. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    like panasonics 'micro p2" cards being SD cards?

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  8. You might not, but lots of people do. Along with the trend to pro video etc where cameras use actual SSDs for storage because of speed needed and massive size of raw 8k video at bitrates of hundreds of MB/s, hell, even consumer level stuff is getting close to a GB a minute.
     
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  9. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Could use this in 8tb capacity
     
  10. TeeJayHoward

    TeeJayHoward Limpness Supreme

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    985MB/s? The photo crowd's gonna love these. Heck, at that speed and capacity, I could see next-gen video utilizing it, too!
     
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    velusip [H]ard|Gawd

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    Someone reading tech marketing from a script is difficult to listen to. Her script was particularly bad.

    "... along with NVME upper layer protocol, enabling advanced memory access mechanism."

    Uh... cut?
     
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  12. MV75

    MV75 [H]ard|Gawd

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    With that speed and capacity; 200fps dash cams at 4k. :)
     
  13. Comixbooks

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    I read something about 25 TB HDD drives coming out but this puts them to shame.
     
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    Interface speed is one thing, but do we actually have single flash chips that can read/write that fast yet?

    I love the idea of having a TB on a micro sd, but if you're stuck working on it at like 50MB/s its not going to be fun to use.
     
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    d3athf1sh Limp Gawd

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    it's got my vote!!! (y)
     
  16. dgz

    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have a couple of Samsung 128 GB micro SD cards. Their max speed is about 100MB/s. It's laughable :/
     
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    beemanit n00b

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    How much do you want to bet that the chick in the video doesn't understand anything she was saying!
     
  18. The Mad Atheist

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    Found it.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Flash_Storage

    Ya, only thing HDDs have going for them is $$$/Byte, R/W longevity, and bit retention.
    SSD hands down wins density.
     
  19. Galvin

    Galvin 2[H]4U

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    It's all fun and games till you lose your SD card with your entire porn collection :)
     
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    ZeqOBpf6 Gawd

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    Nice sexist comment.

    I echo what others are saying, this is like everything else where we have a new hypothetical speed, once mfrs are able to actually produce something that can utilize it... in about five years.
     
  21. The Mad Atheist

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    Cloud services FTW!