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SanDisk and Seagate are shipping their largest ever storage SD cards and SATA drives respectively. Tomorrow they'll ship even larger ones. SanDisk can deliver a 64GB Ultra SDXC memory card, SDXC being the successor to the SDHC card format. You can put more than a day's worth of high-def video on the card, at 9Mbits/s speed, and …

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Yet another format?

Why didn't they replace the SD card format with a SATA or SAS interface when they dreamed up a now extension?

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Still only at 2TB?

It's highly frustrating that the maximal SATA capacity available to cunsumers is still a pathetic 2TB.

It's been more than a year since the launch of 2TB drives, surely there are 3 or 4TB drives around the corner by now?

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Still only at 2TB?

It's highly frustrating that the maximal SATA capacity available to consumers is still a pathetic 2TB.

It's been more than a year since the launch of 2TB drives, surely there are 3 or 4TB drives around the corner by now?

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SDXC with SD3.0 doesn't quite cut it

So, this is a bit like the first SDHC cards that came out before the standard had stabilized. I'll wait a couple of months for the SD4.0 standard to be ratified.

And, -tim, the SDXC has a very specific raison d'etre - namely that it is physically compatible with the SD/SDHC (and to a large extent all the flavours of MMC).

Oh, you're not forced to use exFAT, it's still just a block device, so in theory you can use ext4 or whatever you want on it. It's still a shame that the SD consortium recommend a proprietary file system.

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They were probably thinking of Windows.

They probably recomended exFAT so it can be read by a Windows machine without installing drivers.

That said, surely most non-technical people who buy cameras and the like install the software from a CDROM so EXT2 (or whatever) drivers could be included on this?

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Class 4

Class 4? WTF!

a lousy 15MB/s for a 64GB device ... pffft!

Wake me up when they come out with a Class 10 version.

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