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2022-07-02 2:33:42 AM  
That would be a cool thing to put in a portable gaming system.
 
2022-07-02 7:55:03 AM  
It's okay submitter, we all knew you had a Santa fetish, no need to talk around it
 
2022-07-02 8:04:05 AM  
Who saves porn?  There is so much of it online, there is no need to save it. I should know......a friend told me.
 
2022-07-02 8:32:08 AM  
Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.
 
2022-07-02 8:32:20 AM  
This is Uncle Ted in front of the house.
This is Uncle Ted at the back of the house.
And this is Uncle Ted at the side of the house.
This is Uncle Ted back in front of the house, but you can see the side of the house.
And this is Uncle Ted even nearer the side of the house, but you can still see the front.
This is the back of the house, with Uncle Ted coming round the side to the front.
And the is the Spanish Inquisition hiding behind the coal shed.
 
2022-07-02 8:33:34 AM  
Boy....things like this make me so glad I am not stupid enough to use Apple devices where they remove the sd slots to force you to pay them more money for cloud storage
 
2022-07-02 8:46:40 AM  
Storage density has just gotten insane as of late.  I don't feel the same advancements have been made with memory or CPU.
 
2022-07-02 8:51:52 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: This is Uncle Ted in front of the house.
This is Uncle Ted at the back of the house.
And this is Uncle Ted at the side of the house.
This is Uncle Ted back in front of the house, but you can see the side of the house.
And this is Uncle Ted even nearer the side of the house, but you can still see the front.
This is the back of the house, with Uncle Ted coming round the side to the front.
And the is the Spanish Inquisition hiding behind the coal shed.


I did not expect that last picture.
 
2022-07-02 8:53:49 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Who saves porn?  There is so much of it online, there is no need to save it. I should know......a friend told me.


Yarr, matey, when you've sailed the seven sites over a lifetime, and they stow the booty behind a governors ransom or just removed, it pays to pilfer and store your treasure in a hard drive. Yarr.
 
2022-07-02 9:06:51 AM  

downstairs: Storage density has just gotten insane as of late.  I don't feel the same advancements have been made with memory or CPU.


Kinda. Its a lot harder to increase memory. The other part is that motherboards cannot just be given brand new tech even if the slots are the same, they just cant use the hardware. So even if you have yourself some brand new DDR5 sticks, unless your mobo is ok with them, they are paperweights. Seeing as DDR5 was released in the last year, its still going to be on the pricey end of things.

But the current specs for the difference between 4 and 5 are a 4x increase in memory capacity. So a mobo that has 4 slots of 4 can have a memory max of around 128GB, in a little while mobo max on a board that supports 5 will be 512GB of memory. Thats probably a few years away though, but its going to make all the people who do video processing drool once those sticks start to hit the market.
 
2022-07-02 9:19:05 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Who saves porn?  There is so much of it online, there is no need to save it. I should know......a friend told me.


99% of what is available online has the word "step" somewhere in its title. That... doesn't appeal to everyone.

/but apparently it appeals to a LOT of people
 
2022-07-02 9:31:58 AM  
How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?
 
2022-07-02 9:36:31 AM  

The Bestest: How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?


As a Fark youngin', the lack of spinning disk and/or spinning magnetic platter probably. Thumb drives held up remarkably well to rough tavel. Also, loading times.
 
2022-07-02 9:43:43 AM  

The Bestest: How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?


Cross platform compatibility?

With a micro SD and one adapter, I can use the same SD in my phone, my tablet, my computer, my camera, my car, my game system...
 
2022-07-02 9:45:23 AM  

The Bestest: How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?


So you're the one who invested in Sony MemorySticks expecting them to take over.
 
2022-07-02 9:48:07 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: The Bestest: How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?

As a Fark youngin', the lack of spinning disk and/or spinning magnetic platter probably. Thumb drives held up remarkably well to rough tavel. Also, loading times.


There used to be a half dozen memory card formats. SD (Secure Digital), in its microSD incarnation became the One Card to Rule Them All, but time was we also had MMC (same form-factor as SD but different format nonetheless), CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MemoryStick (which Sony tried their damnedest to push), and so forth..
 
2022-07-02 9:53:14 AM  
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2022-07-02 9:58:37 AM  

The Bestest: AppleOptionEsc: The Bestest: How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?

As a Fark youngin', the lack of spinning disk and/or spinning magnetic platter probably. Thumb drives held up remarkably well to rough tavel. Also, loading times.

There used to be a half dozen memory card formats. SD (Secure Digital), in its microSD incarnation became the One Card to Rule Them All, but time was we also had MMC (same form-factor as SD but different format nonetheless), CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MemoryStick (which Sony tried their damnedest to push), and so forth..


I hitched my band to the SD wagon. As it seemed to have the least issues bewteen MAC and PC. Anything that requires the least effort on my part helped immensely in school and my mid-aughts roll as the "he knows how to google, he must be a computer expert, please help me!" dude. So without a time travel device, I would wager the OS companies working harder on SD made it succeed. I have no recall on availability or price point. But if my broke ass bought SD, it probably helped.
 
2022-07-02 10:08:45 AM  

The Bestest: AppleOptionEsc: The Bestest: How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?

As a Fark youngin', the lack of spinning disk and/or spinning magnetic platter probably. Thumb drives held up remarkably well to rough tavel. Also, loading times.

There used to be a half dozen memory card formats. SD (Secure Digital), in its microSD incarnation became the One Card to Rule Them All, but time was we also had MMC (same form-factor as SD but different format nonetheless), CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MemoryStick (which Sony tried their damnedest to push), and so forth..


I knew the MemoryStick was dead the day that I discovered that it was cheaper to buy MicroSD cards and an adapter for my PSP than it was to get the MemoryStick Pro Duo it was supposed to use with half the storage space.
 
2022-07-02 10:28:23 AM  

The Bestest: How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?


Widespread adoption by Canon and Nikon for full sized SD card and cell phones for micro SD. Companies that used alternative formats just kind of withered away, like Olympus who got tied up with the Yakuza and Sony who just exited mobile gaming completely.
 
2022-07-02 10:29:32 AM  

encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.


Try enjoying music in FLAC format, that shiat eats up space fast.
 
2022-07-02 10:40:23 AM  
Can any phone handle that yet?
 
2022-07-02 10:44:04 AM  

SpaceMonkey-66: encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.

Try enjoying music in FLAC format, that shiat eats up space fast.


There's no point in using flac with an SD card. The issue with lossy formats comes from the nature of hard drives. The spinning drives cause the audio files to lose quality over time, even high performance drives with good rotational velocidensity. Flash memory doesn't have that issue, so over the lifetime of your device mp3s should sound fine when stored on SD cards.
 
2022-07-02 10:47:34 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Can any phone handle that yet?


The number of Android phones with MicroSD is dwindling, at least on the high end. None of the Galaxy S22 phones have MicroSD expansion, and neither do the Pixels. If you are looking for MicroSD expansion, most of them are midrange (typically because MicroSD is slower than the internal storage most of the high-end models use, so it would bottleneck performance).
 
2022-07-02 10:49:49 AM  

New Farkin User Name: SpaceMonkey-66: encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.

Try enjoying music in FLAC format, that shiat eats up space fast.

There's no point in using flac with an SD card. The issue with lossy formats comes from the nature of hard drives. The spinning drives cause the audio files to lose quality over time, even high performance drives with good rotational velocidensity. Flash memory doesn't have that issue, so over the lifetime of your device mp3s should sound fine when stored on SD cards.


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2022-07-02 10:56:12 AM  

Ivo Shandor: New Farkin User Name: SpaceMonkey-66: encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.

Try enjoying music in FLAC format, that shiat eats up space fast.

There's no point in using flac with an SD card. The issue with lossy formats comes from the nature of hard drives. The spinning drives cause the audio files to lose quality over time, even high performance drives with good rotational velocidensity. Flash memory doesn't have that issue, so over the lifetime of your device mp3s should sound fine when stored on SD cards.

[quickmeme.com image 625x347]


No, no. You need to have a gold-plated audiophile hard drive that will preserve the "warmth" of the zeroes and ones. Solid state memory just doesn't have the same listening characteristics as a spinning platter.
 
2022-07-02 10:56:15 AM  

Concrete Donkey: downstairs: Storage density has just gotten insane as of late.  I don't feel the same advancements have been made with memory or CPU.

Kinda. Its a lot harder to increase memory. The other part is that motherboards cannot just be given brand new tech even if the slots are the same, they just cant use the hardware. So even if you have yourself some brand new DDR5 sticks, unless your mobo is ok with them, they are paperweights. Seeing as DDR5 was released in the last year, its still going to be on the pricey end of things.

But the current specs for the difference between 4 and 5 are a 4x increase in memory capacity. So a mobo that has 4 slots of 4 can have a memory max of around 128GB, in a little while mobo max on a board that supports 5 will be 512GB of memory. Thats probably a few years away though, but its going to make all the people who do video processing drool once those sticks start to hit the market.


I haven't followed PC hardware specs since I was a gaming nerd teenager, and yet this sounded familiar. It's because the years when I was into it, 128MB and 512MB were typical gaming rig memory specs.
 
2022-07-02 11:04:06 AM  

Olthoi: Concrete Donkey: downstairs: Storage density has just gotten insane as of late.  I don't feel the same advancements have been made with memory or CPU.

Kinda. Its a lot harder to increase memory. The other part is that motherboards cannot just be given brand new tech even if the slots are the same, they just cant use the hardware. So even if you have yourself some brand new DDR5 sticks, unless your mobo is ok with them, they are paperweights. Seeing as DDR5 was released in the last year, its still going to be on the pricey end of things.

But the current specs for the difference between 4 and 5 are a 4x increase in memory capacity. So a mobo that has 4 slots of 4 can have a memory max of around 128GB, in a little while mobo max on a board that supports 5 will be 512GB of memory. Thats probably a few years away though, but its going to make all the people who do video processing drool once those sticks start to hit the market.

I haven't followed PC hardware specs since I was a gaming nerd teenager, and yet this sounded familiar. It's because the years when I was into it, 128MB and 512MB were typical gaming rig memory specs.


/Holds my 512KB Amiga memory expansion module and weeps softly to myself
 
2022-07-02 11:08:12 AM  
I have a Canon R5, which shoots 45MP stills and 8k video. A 1TB card usually lasts me about six week but less in the summer when I'm at my busiest. My particular camera only has one native SD slot, with the other being CFexpress. CFexpress cards cost an actual arm and leg (they're functionally similar to nvme in terms of I/O), but anything that improves portable storage density is a big deal IMO.
 
2022-07-02 11:14:01 AM  

Ivo Shandor: New Farkin User Name: SpaceMonkey-66: encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.

Try enjoying music in FLAC format, that shiat eats up space fast.

There's no point in using flac with an SD card. The issue with lossy formats comes from the nature of hard drives. The spinning drives cause the audio files to lose quality over time, even high performance drives with good rotational velocidensity. Flash memory doesn't have that issue, so over the lifetime of your device mp3s should sound fine when stored on SD cards.

[quickmeme.com image 625x347]


Hearing the difference now isn't the reason to encode to FLAC. FLAC uses lossless compression, while MP3 is 'lossy'. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA - it's about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity. You don't want to know how much worse it is on CD-ROM or other optical media.

I started collecting MP3s in about 2001, and if I try to play any of the tracks I downloaded back then, even the stuff I grabbed at 320kbps, they just sound like crap. The bass is terrible, the midrange...well don't get me started. Some of those albums have degraded down to 32 or even 16kbps. FLAC rips from the same period still sound great, even if they weren't stored correctly, in a cool, dry place. Seriously, stick to FLAC, you may not be able to hear the difference now, but in a year or two, you'll be glad you did.

//pay respects to the classics
 
2022-07-02 11:29:44 AM  

New Farkin User Name: Ivo Shandor: New Farkin User Name: SpaceMonkey-66: encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.

Try enjoying music in FLAC format, that shiat eats up space fast.

There's no point in using flac with an SD card. The issue with lossy formats comes from the nature of hard drives. The spinning drives cause the audio files to lose quality over time, even high performance drives with good rotational velocidensity. Flash memory doesn't have that issue, so over the lifetime of your device mp3s should sound fine when stored on SD cards.

[quickmeme.com image 625x347]

Hearing the difference now isn't the reason to encode to FLAC. FLAC uses lossless compression, while MP3 is 'lossy'. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA - it's about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity. You don't want to know how much worse it is on CD-ROM or other optical media.

I started collecting MP3s in about 2001, and if I try to play any of the tracks I downloaded back then, even the stuff I grabbed at 320kbps, they just sound like crap. The bass is terrible, the midrange...well don't get me started. Some of those albums have degraded down to 32 or even 16kbps. FLAC rips from the same period still sound great, even if they weren't stored correctly, in a cool, dry place. Seriously, stick to FLAC, you may not be able to hear the difference now, but in a year or two, you'll be glad you did.

//pay respects to the classics


That's just your roommate pranking you and secretly re-encoding your music collection in lower quality a little bit at a time while you are in the shiatter.
 
2022-07-02 11:37:03 AM  

New Farkin User Name: Ivo Shandor: New Farkin User Name: SpaceMonkey-66: encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.

Try enjoying music in FLAC format, that shiat eats up space fast.

There's no point in using flac with an SD card. The issue with lossy formats comes from the nature of hard drives. The spinning drives cause the audio files to lose quality over time, even high performance drives with good rotational velocidensity. Flash memory doesn't have that issue, so over the lifetime of your device mp3s should sound fine when stored on SD cards.

[quickmeme.com image 625x347]

Hearing the difference now isn't the reason to encode to FLAC. FLAC uses lossless compression, while MP3 is 'lossy'. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA - it's about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity. You don't want to know how much worse it is on CD-ROM or other optical media.

I started collecting MP3s in about 2001, and if I try to play any of the tracks I downloaded back then, even the stuff I grabbed at 320kbps, they just sound like crap. The bass is terrible, the midrange...well don't get me started. Some of those albums have degraded down to 32 or even 16kbps. FLAC rips from the same period still sound great, even if they weren't stored correctly, in a cool, dry place. Seriously, stick to FLAC, you may not be able to hear the difference now, but in a year or two, you'll be glad you did.

//pay respects to the classics


Wow, are you stuck in the past. You're not aware that Apple FLAC (AFLAC) has replaced FLAC as the standard that audiophiles use? As Apple's marketing for AFLAC said: "It's about ducking time."
 
2022-07-02 11:57:38 AM  
Got a 1TB card for my computer, however the motherboard designer put a large capacitor right next to the socket, so I guess I'll have to get a USB3 case.
 
2022-07-02 12:04:25 PM  
I have a hard drive with a terabyte of music on it that I was given.  That is a lot of farking music.  More than I could ever listen to, even if I delete the stuff I don't like.
I just go thru it and fill up my mp3 player.

/computer nerds do funny things.
 
2022-07-02 12:39:42 PM  
That's barely enough to store just my friend's Ginger Lynn collection.
 
2022-07-02 12:50:33 PM  

Concrete Donkey: Boy....things like this make me so glad I am not stupid enough to use Apple devices where they remove the sd slots to force you to pay them more money for cloud storage


Yep

Apple knows how to fence in its cattle.
 
2022-07-02 12:52:18 PM  

downstairs: Storage density has just gotten insane as of late.  I don't feel the same advancements have been made with memory or CPU.


To be fair.......

Corporate murca and the gov it owns does have an intense need to store every bit of data it can.........
 
2022-07-02 12:52:38 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: That's barely enough to store just my friend's Ginger Lynn collection.


Ginger Lynn was a credited performer in 380 adult titles and a dozen or so mainstream projects, with some of those being compilations of previous appearances. While some of her work was transferred to DVD, nearly all of it is VHS-era quality that's never been remastered. It 's possible to clean up VHS-grade output using progressive scan converters and the like, but the storage needs for that much content are still going to be pretty damned modest; maybe 500MB/hour of h.265 at (being generous here) 720x480 and a decent bit rate.  I'm guessing it'd all fit nicely in about 300GB.
 
2022-07-02 12:53:58 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: The Bestest: How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?

As a Fark youngin', the lack of spinning disk and/or spinning magnetic platter probably. Thumb drives held up remarkably well to rough tavel. Also, loading times.


And hardware crypto wallets are nice when exchanges are being hacked for all they are worth.
 
2022-07-02 12:56:00 PM  

Laobaojun: The Bestest: How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?

Cross platform compatibility?

With a micro SD and one adapter, I can use the same SD in my phone, my tablet, my computer, my camera, my car, my game system...


Apple:  ahem, would you report to the CEO immediately young man.  This is NOT how we do business at apple!!
 
2022-07-02 12:57:53 PM  

The Bestest: AppleOptionEsc: The Bestest: How did SD end up winning the burgeoning Format Wars of the mid aughts?

As a Fark youngin', the lack of spinning disk and/or spinning magnetic platter probably. Thumb drives held up remarkably well to rough tavel. Also, loading times.

There used to be a half dozen memory card formats. SD (Secure Digital), in its microSD incarnation became the One Card to Rule Them All, but time was we also had MMC (same form-factor as SD but different format nonetheless), CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MemoryStick (which Sony tried their damnedest to push), and so forth..


Universal always wins in the long run.....

For example Debian Linux: the Universal OS.

Good enough for ISS laptops.
 
2022-07-02 12:59:04 PM  

encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.


Plenty of games are upwards of 100GB these days. A terabyte drive only being a le to hold a dozen or so games is not very cash money.
 
2022-07-02 1:01:04 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Ivo Shandor: New Farkin User Name: SpaceMonkey-66: encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.

Try enjoying music in FLAC format, that shiat eats up space fast.

There's no point in using flac with an SD card. The issue with lossy formats comes from the nature of hard drives. The spinning drives cause the audio files to lose quality over time, even high performance drives with good rotational velocidensity. Flash memory doesn't have that issue, so over the lifetime of your device mp3s should sound fine when stored on SD cards.

[quickmeme.com image 625x347]

Hearing the difference now isn't the reason to encode to FLAC. FLAC uses lossless compression, while MP3 is 'lossy'. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA - it's about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity. You don't want to know how much worse it is on CD-ROM or other optical media.

I started collecting MP3s in about 2001, and if I try to play any of the tracks I downloaded back then, even the stuff I grabbed at 320kbps, they just sound like crap. The bass is terrible, the midrange...well don't get me started. Some of those albums have degraded down to 32 or even 16kbps. FLAC rips from the same period still sound great, even if they weren't stored correctly, in a cool, dry place. Seriously, stick to FLAC, you may not be able to hear the difference now, but in a year or two, you'll be glad you did.

//pay respects to the classics


Are you giving us flac now???
 
2022-07-02 1:02:20 PM  

Mad_Radhu: New Farkin User Name: Ivo Shandor: New Farkin User Name: SpaceMonkey-66: encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.

Try enjoying music in FLAC format, that shiat eats up space fast.

There's no point in using flac with an SD card. The issue with lossy formats comes from the nature of hard drives. The spinning drives cause the audio files to lose quality over time, even high performance drives with good rotational velocidensity. Flash memory doesn't have that issue, so over the lifetime of your device mp3s should sound fine when stored on SD cards.

[quickmeme.com image 625x347]

Hearing the difference now isn't the reason to encode to FLAC. FLAC uses lossless compression, while MP3 is 'lossy'. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA - it's about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity. You don't want to know how much worse it is on CD-ROM or other optical media.

I started collecting MP3s in about 2001, and if I try to play any of the tracks I downloaded back then, even the stuff I grabbed at 320kbps, they just sound like crap. The bass is terrible, the midrange...well don't get me started. Some of those albums have degraded down to 32 or even 16kbps. FLAC rips from the same period still sound great, even if they weren't stored correctly, in a cool, dry place. Seriously, stick to FLAC, you may not be able to hear the difference now, but in a year or two, you'll be glad you did.

//pay respects to the classics

That's just your roommate pranking you and secretly re-encoding your music collection in lower quality a little bit at a time while you are in the shiatter.


At least he wasnt recording him taking a dump and then uploading it to the internet
 
2022-07-02 1:02:44 PM  
What's the transfer rate for something like this?

Let's say I've got 1.5T of por..... I mean half the Library of Congress on the SD.   How long would it take to move it to a hard drive?

Or vice versa for that matter.
 
2022-07-02 1:03:21 PM  

I know a guy: New Farkin User Name: Ivo Shandor: New Farkin User Name: SpaceMonkey-66: encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.

Try enjoying music in FLAC format, that shiat eats up space fast.

There's no point in using flac with an SD card. The issue with lossy formats comes from the nature of hard drives. The spinning drives cause the audio files to lose quality over time, even high performance drives with good rotational velocidensity. Flash memory doesn't have that issue, so over the lifetime of your device mp3s should sound fine when stored on SD cards.

[quickmeme.com image 625x347]

Hearing the difference now isn't the reason to encode to FLAC. FLAC uses lossless compression, while MP3 is 'lossy'. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA - it's about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity. You don't want to know how much worse it is on CD-ROM or other optical media.

I started collecting MP3s in about 2001, and if I try to play any of the tracks I downloaded back then, even the stuff I grabbed at 320kbps, they just sound like crap. The bass is terrible, the midrange...well don't get me started. Some of those albums have degraded down to 32 or even 16kbps. FLAC rips from the same period still sound great, even if they weren't stored correctly, in a cool, dry place. Seriously, stick to FLAC, you may not be able to hear the difference now, but in a year or two, you'll be glad you did.

//pay respects to the classics

Wow, are you stuck in the past. You're not aware that Apple FLAC (AFLAC) has replaced FLAC as the standard that audiophiles use? As Apple's marketing for AFLAC said: "It's about ducking time."


I thought that was insurance.

Aflac duck
 
2022-07-02 1:38:26 PM  

encephlavator: Serious question. Who needs 1.5 TB? And why? When I was your age I had to get up and walk to the floppy disk drive to swap the 1MB diskettes. And I was happy to do it. And those diskettes held plenty of um, pictures.


When I would browse the web on dialup, it would always pause right before it got to the nipples. :(
 
2022-07-02 1:40:17 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: This is Uncle Ted in front of the house.
This is Uncle Ted at the back of the house.
And this is Uncle Ted at the side of the house.
This is Uncle Ted back in front of the house, but you can see the side of the house.
And this is Uncle Ted even nearer the side of the house, but you can still see the front.
This is the back of the house, with Uncle Ted coming round the side to the front.
And the is the Spanish Inquisition hiding behind the coal shed.


Remember that Flintstones episode where a guy breaks into Fred's house and Fred ties him to a chair and makes him watch vacation slides?
 
2022-07-02 2:59:03 PM  
Is Subby's wife a goer? Nudge Nudge, wink wink say no more squire.
 
2022-07-02 3:26:04 PM  
SD cards of unusual size "SOUSs" if you will... are very good for off-site picture backup at such places as like... a safe deposit box. Where a climate controlled SD card/thumbdrive should reasonably be expected to survive for 20+ years. You know, in case you house burns down and takes out your main computer. The only thing you really can't replace if that happens are a.) the living things (so get them out!) and b.) pictures from all your life's adventures.
 
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