SanDisk goes BIG with 32GB SD card for smartphones

As we become more and more a nation of smartphone users, we have to ask ourselves the eternal question, is 16GB of space enough on our SD cards?  Cell phone manufacturers keep making new smartphones with larger internal drive capacity to try and keep up with our insatiable thirst for data (photos, PIM data, music, etc).  But, it looks like we still need more.  So, we turn to the SD/SDHC card manufacturers and say, “Hey, we need more than 16GB cards!”

It turns out that SanDisk listened.  San Disk has just announced the availability of a 32Gb microSD card.  This is just after Samsung announced intention to have their 32GB card available this month at CES 2010.

The 32GB card is available from the SanDisk website as well as the usual sources.  Its not cheap though.  Pricing is $199.99.  But, it may be worth it to have a nice chunk of your MP3 collection with you at all times.

  

Comments

  1. Clavain says

    I have been watching the march of increasing memory capacity for some years now and find it absolutely fasinating how the capacity and size of these cards has been developing.

    Just imagine 32 Gbytes on a micro-SD! Wow!

    I predicted years ago that one of the effects will be that people will stop deleting. Why would you? The cards are so big, you have the space without having to delete.

    It is amazing watching all this, just amazine.

    Clavain

    • Tim says

      In my experience, most people stopped deleting with the advent of the 1gb or 2gb memory card. Certainly in still cameras, where most devices will store ~500-750 pictures in a 2gb memory card, this is the case.

      The real benefit, in my opinion, is that the cost of the smaller cards gets driven down as a result of the process allowing for bigger cards.

      • turn.self.off says

        my experience is that the smaller cards are slowly phased out of production, while the new, higher capacity, creep towards the price point of the old cards.

        so you end up with more total storage for the same price in the long run, but the price stays above a certain minimum.

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