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John G. Jun 7, 2004 9:39 PM

A company in Taiwan has just developed a 12 Gig memory card.
The price $ 14,900. That price of course will come down in the not so distant future.
This will probably make DVD's and DV camcorders a thing of the past.
Remember the ad's that used to say " Now available on DVD " ,
Now soon they will say " Now available on memory card."
The transfer rate, some where around 80x...yes, that's right.. 80x !
It is backward compatible for devices that can't handle the high transfer rate.

dnas Jun 9, 2004 12:45 AM

John G. wrote:
Quote:

A company in Taiwan has just developed a 14 Gig memory card.
The price $ 12,000. That price of course will come down in the not so distant future.
This will probably make DVD's and DV camcorders a thing of the past.
Remember the ad's that used to say " Now available on DVD " ,
Now soon they will say " Now available on memory card."
The transfer rate, some where around 400x...yes, that's right.. 400x !
It is backward compatible for devices that can't handle the high transfer rate.
Is that flash memory in general, a Compact Flash cardor some other type of memory?

John G. Jun 9, 2004 11:05 AM

It is compact Flash

gibsonpd3620 Jun 14, 2004 11:24 AM

John

I will have to wait until the price comes way down. I can buy 12 1 GB cards for about $1500 to $2000 dollars. At this time, my wife will only let me buy one and I am talking about the 1 gb card.



Phil

John G. Jun 14, 2004 11:41 PM

Phil,

You are so right.
The price WILL come down. By next year's end maybe $ 2,500.
But it's just amazing to think that DVD's might be a thing of the past...a blink of an eye in the time continuum.

gibsonpd3620 Jun 15, 2004 9:24 AM

I started in the computer business in 1976 and I can not imagine what technology will be available by the time my granddaughters enter college. That will be in 15 years.

photosbyvito Jun 15, 2004 12:01 PM

i'm sry..but i'm not sure i'd ever spend the amount i can buy a car for, to hold my pictures, way too many pictures to lose at once...one mess up format, or error and you're out 12,000 dollars....

very interesting though....if they can make a card smaller than a credit car (not thinner...lol..but smaller..) hold that much....they can start making TINY computers!

PeterP Jun 15, 2004 2:00 PM

If it came down to2$ (about what I pay for blank media now) I might consider itfor short term storing movies and files. But with the new dual layer dvd burners out now that can do over8gb a disk and cost ~100$ I think I will go to dual layer dvd rather that lots of very expensive CF cards.As a storage mediaCF cards are volatile storage and not really safe for long term storage.

Also on one hand I'd like the idea of storeing about 1200 images on one card. My next thought thoughis total panic what if the card fails. I think I will stay to using a pocket full of 1gb cards (about 100 images each for me). If one fails you only loose about 3 rolls of film worth (remember film :cart:)

PeterP Jun 15, 2004 2:02 PM

:whack:Yes but then you would need TINY people with really small hands to use them:whack:



photosbyvito wrote:
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very interesting though....if they can make a card smaller than a credit car (not thinner...lol..but smaller..) hold that much....they can start making TINY computers!

John G. Jun 15, 2004 10:16 PM

Hey Peter P...long time....
Well ..you can scratch a DVD but not a memory card.
So as far as Blockbuster is concerned or any other " MOVIE RENTAL PLACE " they will be HaPpY ...Yes ?
Of course that won't happen over night.
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