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Old 01-08-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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2 Tera-bytes Memory Stick coming from Sony/SanDisk

New memstick from SanDisk and Sony: 2TB of storage incoming

Like whoa: two terrabytes of data storage?! What the hell are you gonna do with all that? Read 'em and weep 'em buckoes. Sony and SanDisk have announced their joint development project
which will expand memory stick formats to proportions yet unheard of.

The first one is a new line for the Memory Stick PRO, tentatively dubbed as the "Expanded format for Memory Stick PRO". This new line includes expanded formats for the entire Memory Stick PRO series, namely PRO, PRO HG, and Micro (M2).

Compared to the current gen of PRO memsticks that can go up to 32GB, this new format will be able to achieve up to 2TB of data storage (damn, that's even higher than what I got on my old, clunky PowerBook!).

Other than the increased storage capacity, everything will pretty much remain the same: same dimensions, same number of pins, same transfer speeds. The new line will also still be supporting MagicGate and Access Control Function.

Now on top of the expanded Memory Stick PRO line, Sony and SanDisk are also set to deliver an entirely new format, one called the Memory Stick HG Micro. It's based on the current M2 format, but will be improved to allow transfer speeds of up to 60MB/s.

The press release didn't include any release dates for the new formats, however, development for these memsticks are already set to start this year.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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Unbelievable

If I could pop a 2TB Mem stick into my PSP I'd die.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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More like it would die. It can only read 8 gigs.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:26 PM   #4
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They actually updated that to 16GB through a firmware upgrade I think.

So you know, if they can enable it to read an additional 8 GB then 2,000GB should be just as easy.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:38 PM   #5
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Actually with a custom modded firmware patch, it goes up to 32GB, but with this... 2TB.. lmao I don't know what I could do even with 32... yet alone 2 TB...
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With 2TB I could put every good PSX game onto a memory stick which would load slow as balls.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:03 PM   #7
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I didnt know they reached 1tb in the memory sticks. Or is this technology coming out for the PS4 cause by then it really WILL have entire net inside.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:05 PM   #8
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I think the 2TB format is also coming to SD cards, called SDXC.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:18 PM   #9
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If the psp can handle this then holy shit.

... unless Sony has this in mind for the psp2.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:50 AM   #10
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I can't wait for these to come out for over 500 dollars
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:21 AM   #11
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Pr0000000000000n!!!

Seriously though, that is awesome. I can use one of those if the price is right.
Having back up files, designs, music, anything on a small card like this is win, but I bet at start this thing will cost probably a lot.

Hmm maybe if I sell spider to a circus I might get one on day 1. How much you think you're worth spider?
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How much you think you're worth spider?
32mb probably.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:23 PM   #13
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awesome I'm worth 32 MB of memory stick awesomeness!
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:42 PM   #14
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This sounds completely mind blowing. For laptops that support memory sticks (such as mine, for example) they could be like a 2TB internal hard disk. Buying external HDsks, big like shoeboxes, will be useless. I do believe that they can fuck very easily up. Also, I think they'll cost way more than $500.
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