Just For Virtual Packrats: Memory Stick Reaches Two Terabytes

Just For Virtual Packrats: Memory Stick Reaches Two Terabytes

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Taryn Williford
Jan 14, 2009

As Ryan ponders whether 512 megabytes is enough storage for him on the surprisingly masculine flash drive wristband, we have to wonder who in their right mind could need the two terabytes of space that will be available on a new SanDisk memory stick. How big is a terabyte? Well, the U.S. Library of Congress has claimed that "as of May 2008, the Library has collected...82.6 terabytes of data." Could you possibly need to carry 2.4% of American history around with you everywhere?

The "Memory Stick format series for extended high capacity" (working title, we hope) from SanDisk and Sony will expand the "Memory Stick PRO" format series to achieve a maximum storage capacity of 2 terabytes and a maximum data-transfer speed of 60 megabytes per second, making it one of the fastest and smallest memory card formats to date.

No release date has been mentioned for the Memory Stick format series for extended high capacity (breath, whew), so we're not sure how long it will take to get into your hands. But we're thinking you could use the time to start a gargantuan music and photo collection to actually neccesitate buying a two terabyte memory stick.

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