[ALUG] SD & Flash Drives

Adam Bower adam at thebowery.co.uk
Sun Feb 6 09:51:31 GMT 2011


On Sun, Feb 06, 2011 at 01:23:05AM +0000, Anthony Anson wrote:
> 
> I believe you can get at least 32 GB SD cards - but at a price. (8
> GB is currently around £23, but I am told that it's cheaper on the
> continent.)

Wow, you must come from the past in a time machine! :) I got a 16GB
micro-SD last month for £18 and a 16GB SD for £16. On top of that I paid
a premium to make sure I got a card from a reliable retailer (so nothing
fake) and getting fast cards. 8GB is around £8-£10 at the moment, it now
means that when I fill an SD card up in a camera that all I do is buy a
new card and put the old one in the fire safe.

Anyhow, as for the 100,000 writes thing. That is 100,000 writes per
block (and is quite an old metric from ye olde days of flash). How often
will you actually write to the card? I mean, assuming that you do
actually do 100 writes a day to the *entire* card that's still nearly 3 
years of life at which point you can throw it away and buy a new one
that will have 8x the capacity of the same price.....

Adam
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