Doesn’t it ever end? Storage density, I mean:
That’s a 16 GB µSD card. There are also 64 GB cards, but they are a bit more expensive.
Ok, let’s see – that’s 0.7 x 11 x 15 mm = 115.5 mm3 in volume.
Now let’s take a 2.5″ hard disk. The dimensions are 9.5 x 70 x 100 mm = 66,500 mm3.
So an already-small 2.5″ disk drive (or cell phone, if you prefer) takes as much space as 575 µSD cards, if you don’t count the card slot or other mounting options.
Let’s go for the 64 GB cards, that’s a whopping 36.8 terabytes of solid-state data. At €50 each, that’d require a €28K investment for about €0.80 per gigabyte. I’ll pass for now :)
But how much is 36 TB? Well, you’d be able to store over 5 Kb of data for each living person on this planet, for example. And carry it in your pocket.
Hello sir. One millisec… let me check your name, travel history, family tree, and CV.
What a terrifying thought.