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Old 8th January 2020, 01:25 AM   #1
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1TB Micro SSD - WTF

How do they fit a terabyte into a micro SSD? You could just about fit a petabyte in a 5.25 inch case if you pack it with those things.
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Old 8th January 2020, 01:37 AM   #2
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They use new technology from Pym Industries to do it.....
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1 TB = 8x1012 bits. At 6 transistors per bit, that's 4.8x1013 transistors -- 48 trillion -- on a 15x11 mm card.
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Someone took a MicroFocus X-Ray of 16GB MicroSD, wonder what a 1TB looks like.
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I was recently amazed that I could fit my entire music mp3 library and more on a 128gb micro SD card no bigger than my fingernail. One problem is, it's easy to misplace if not kept in its slot.
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Old 8th January 2020, 08:21 AM   #6
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Someone took a MicroFocus X-Ray of 16GB MicroSD, wonder what a 1TB looks like.
I don't know specifically, but it could look identical. That X-ray image doesn't even detect the memory elements.
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
I was recently amazed that I could fit my entire music mp3 library and more on a 128gb micro SD card no bigger than my fingernail. One problem is, it's easy to misplace if not kept in its slot.
Best idea is to have 2 or 3 backups in addition to what is on the computer. After all if you lost your library you would have lost something valuable. While we are on the subject review what else is on your computer that you consider valuable and back that up too.

As to SSD drives how about a 2TB drive?
Ref: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/...hoCRJgQAvD_BwE

or 4TB? Ref: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/...92-MZ-76P4T0BW

or 8TB WTF? rEF: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/06/...ssd-prototype/
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Old 8th January 2020, 03:37 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Best idea is to have 2 or 3 backups in addition to what is on the computer. After all if you lost your library you would have lost something valuable. While we are on the subject review what else is on your computer that you consider valuable and back that up too.
Hehe, that is my backup.
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Best idea is to have 2 or 3 backups in addition to what is on the computer. After all if you lost your library you would have lost something valuable. While we are on the subject review what else is on your computer that you consider valuable and back that up too.

As to SSD drives how about a 2TB drive?
Ref: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/...hoCRJgQAvD_BwE

or 4TB? Ref: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/...92-MZ-76P4T0BW

or 8TB WTF? rEF: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/06/...ssd-prototype/
You could fit, at a guess, 50 micro SD in a SSD case, so I am expecting to see 50TB drives out soon.
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You could fit, at a guess, 50 micro SD in a SSD case, so I am expecting to see 50TB drives out soon.
Already available from Viking.
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Best idea is to have 2 or 3 backups in addition to what is on the computer. After all if you lost your library you would have lost something valuable. While we are on the subject review what else is on your computer that you consider valuable and back that up too.

As to SSD drives how about a 2TB drive?
Ref: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/...hoCRJgQAvD_BwE

or 4TB? Ref: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/...92-MZ-76P4T0BW

or 8TB WTF? rEF: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/06/...ssd-prototype/
I still find the 2TB drive I got for Christmas pretty amazing, and it's got a spinny thing in it.
Oh, and the old computer I'm typing on appears to total about .7GB of storage and it's 2/3 unused.

640k is enough for anyone.
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I currently manage around 100TB of data for my company, all on fast SSD storage with triple redundancy for safety. So not on a single drive, most definitely not, but no real backups either yet, as that becomes impractical at that size, even though we do plan on taking another copy.

Sometimes I'm still amazed and scared ******** at the same time by that amount. In theory the data could be reproduced from scratch, but that would take a lot of time and effort from many thousands of people, who'd be majorly pissed at me. I do manage to sleep reasonably well, thank you :-)
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Originally Posted by lauwersw View Post
I currently manage around 100TB of data for my company, all on fast SSD storage with triple redundancy for safety. So not on a single drive, most definitely not, but no real backups either yet, as that becomes impractical at that size, even though we do plan on taking another copy.

Sometimes I'm still amazed and scared ******** at the same time by that amount. In theory the data could be reproduced from scratch, but that would take a lot of time and effort from many thousands of people, who'd be majorly pissed at me. I do manage to sleep reasonably well, thank you :-)
Are they all located in the same building? If so what happens if that building is destroyed? You need a remote backup. You only need one on fast SSD. The others can be on a normal hard drive. Save big $.
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Normally in that situation you would do a monthly backup/sync to offsite. The offsite backup doesn't need to be an up to the minute 1 to 1 copy.
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To me, the exciting thing isn't cramming a terabyte onto a Micro SD card. What makes me smile is that in about 2 years that terabyte of storage will cost around $50.
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To me, the exciting thing isn't cramming a terabyte onto a Micro SD card. What makes me smile is that in about 2 years that terabyte of storage will cost around $50.
I assume you mean of solid-state storage, because you can get a 2TB spinny-thing one for US$60 or less.
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I assume you mean of solid-state storage, because you can get a 2TB spinny-thing one for US$60 or less.

Micro SD
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
I assume you mean of solid-state storage, because you can get a 2TB spinny-thing one for US$60 or less.
Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
Exactly. Putting 1TB into a hard drive, even a solid state PC drive, isn't really news worthy of a thread. I assume the thread title is a mistake.
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I assume the thread title is a mistake.
8K Television - WTF
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I assume the thread title is a mistake.
What's wrong with the thread title?
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What's wrong with the thread title?
Extra "S." If there is a "micro SSD," somebody chose a purposely confusing name.
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Extra "S." If there is a "micro SSD," somebody chose a purposely confusing name.
Ah, of course.
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8K Television - WTF
Windows 10 - WTF
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Are they all located in the same building? If so what happens if that building is destroyed? You need a remote backup. You only need one on fast SSD. The others can be on a normal hard drive. Save big $.
(sorry for the late answer) It's cloud based, so the cloud vendor handles geographic distribution. It's guaranteed to be replicated to multiple copies in at least 2 separate data centers.
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8K Television - WTF
That's just a logical progression of current technology that doesn't involve the level of technology required for a 1 TB MicroSD.
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Extra "S." If there is a "micro SSD," somebody chose a purposely confusing name.
My bad. Report me.
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My bad. Report me.

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Not entirely sure what just happened there, but suggest that no-one should should eat or drink anything from Hungry81's last location.
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Back in 2004, I bought my first USB thumb drive. It was £30, for 128MB. Yes, MB. And I wasn't ripped off. The past really is a different country.
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Back in 2004, I bought my first USB thumb drive. It was £30, for 128MB. Yes, MB. And I wasn't ripped off. The past really is a different country.
Back before the Euro came in I spent £450 of my employer's money on a 4GB drive.The

At last count I have 227 of them in a jar, event freebies from the last year or so.
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Last week I bought a thumb drive to transport data from one laptop to another on occasion. Only criteria was that it was one of the tiny ones that are basically just the USB plug, so it can stay in one of the laptops permanently until I switch to the other one. 8GB would have sufficed. The situation in the shop around the corner was that the smallest one available was 16GB for 8€. 32GB was 10€, 64GB 14€ and 128GB 23€ (didn't check for higher capacity ones). I took the 64GB option. Maybe I'll fill it with music or so.
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Back in 2004, I bought my first USB thumb drive. It was £30, for 128MB. Yes, MB. And I wasn't ripped off. The past really is a different country.
I bought a 32 meg one in Placette in Geneva in the very early 2000s and for a fleeting moment I was one of the cool kids at work.
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Last week I bought a thumb drive to transport data from one laptop to another on occasion. Only criteria was that it was one of the tiny ones that are basically just the USB plug, so it can stay in one of the laptops permanently until I switch to the other one. 8GB would have sufficed. The situation in the shop around the corner was that the smallest one available was 16GB for 8€. 32GB was 10€, 64GB 14€ and 128GB 23€ (didn't check for higher capacity ones). I took the 64GB option. Maybe I'll fill it with music or so.
Manufacturing the case, packaging and shipping cost more than the ICs.
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The ones that aren't miniature are probably full of air. They are easier to hold and harder to lose in the larger case.
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I was recently amazed that I could fit my entire music mp3 library and more on a 128gb micro SD card no bigger than my fingernail. One problem is, it's easy to misplace if not kept in its slot.
Personally I prefer standard SD or CompactFlash if you're just using it as a backup. Otherwise Micro is pretty sweet.
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USB thumb drives, modern stuff they'll never catch on we will be using MemorySticks for decades to come.
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The problem with Micro SD (apart from the fact that sneezing on it means it is lost in the carpet somewhere) is that it is not very fast. Even USB 3 is five times faster than the fastest SD transfer rate. Thunderbolt 3 will do 40 times the bit rate.

I'm not saying "don't buy a micro SD card". They certainly have their applications e.g. in cameras, but for an external drive for a computer, I'd go with a physically larger SSD any day, if it supports USB 3 or Thunderbolt.
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Just for perspective, thirty-something years ago I visited a computer facility that had a one-terabyte backup system. It consisted of a wall full of tape cartridges or disk packs and multiple drives to read/write them. It took up a good portion of a large room.

Now, you can store that amount of data on a card about the size of a fingernail.
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The problem with Micro SD (apart from the fact that sneezing on it means it is lost in the carpet somewhere) is that it is not very fast. Even USB 3 is five times faster than the fastest SD transfer rate. Thunderbolt 3 will do 40 times the bit rate.

I'm not saying "don't buy a micro SD card". They certainly have their applications e.g. in cameras, but for an external drive for a computer, I'd go with a physically larger SSD any day, if it supports USB 3 or Thunderbolt.
I'd prefer CompactFlash myself but they're absurdly expensive.
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