Why are SSDs so bulky and expensive when I can buy a 1TB microSD card for $80?

Why are SSDs so bulky and expensive when I can buy a 1TB microSD card for $80?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SD cards get corrupted easily, other than that I don't know. The read write speed maybe?
    The israelites?
    God knows

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >everyone saying sd cards get corrupted easily
      >my oldest one from 2016 still work
      why the lie ?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If they're like usb drives they're disposable trash like usb drives. But that one does say extreme.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I always make sure to buy SanDisk cards
          Maybe anons buy chinked one

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For me, SD cards either die within the year or last forever and very little in between.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        depends what use you give them. Put an SD card under the write/read duress a computer drive usually gets and see how long it lasts.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >if I'm the outlier of the entire dataset that it never happened to me therefore this is a lie
        Let me guess, you're a brainlet that thinks insurance is a scam because you never got into car accidents?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Insurance is a scam.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >SD cards get corrupted easily
      Isnt this just due to shittier QC chips going to these instead of ssds?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's a theory those're SIM cards for cloud storage.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Then why do they work in a faraday cage?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I'm unaware.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          There's a small amount of local NAND available for when the card cannot connect to the cloud, but you won't be able to storage gigabytes of data on it.

          im an IQfy homie please tell me this is a in-joke here and you're not this moronic

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        There's a small amount of local NAND available for when the card cannot connect to the cloud, but you won't be able to storage gigabytes of data on it.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Do you recall where you learned that?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They fried themselves like cake in rain

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bulky
    they're the size of a stick of chewing gum, anon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well a microSD is the size of my fingernail.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Transfer speeds and reliability

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And 1tb ssd is $50. What's your point?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      /thread
      sd cards are:
      -much much slower
      -less reliable/less lifespan
      -more expensive
      all of that due to miniaturization, making small stuff costs more than making big stuff, shocking i know
      op is moronic

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I've only ever had a microSD card fail catastrophically, the worst I've had with a normal SD card was a super cheap one corrupting data after a couple years of use in an SBC.
        I'd say SD cards are fairly reliable as long as you don't abuse them, unlike microSD which is a massive mistake like microUSB.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because an SSD has an expensive controller chip that RAID0's data across the flash chips, does things like wear-levelling and block reallocation, has sensors for SMART and other shit, and of course blows up one day for no reason.
    This chip is what you're paying extra for, and SD cards don't have them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So a SD card is better?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >does things like wear-levelling and block reallocation,
      SD cards do that.
      Some SD cards even offer SMART.
      They have fancy controllers too.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SSDs are old tech, they are small if you open up the 2.5" case they are put inside. Most of the size is also having a board and controller to fit in sata. Hence why we've moved on to new form factors like M.2 nvme.

    Also not sure what you're talking about price wise, you can get 1TB ssd's for $80 as well.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Also not sure what you're talking about price wise, you can get 1TB ssd's for $80 as well.
      Where?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The store? Microcenter/Amazon/etc.

        >you can get 1TB ssd's for $80 as well.
        for that money, I got 8TB 7200rpm HDD, three years ago.

        Yeah but different purposes. I have 40TB of HDDs in my server but my server isn't doing important shit I need a fast drive for.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you can get 1TB ssd's for $80 as well.
      for that money, I got 8TB 7200rpm HDD, three years ago.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're paying $80 for those shits?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh wait they're more expensive here even.wow. SSD drives are cheaper I think.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an SD card I read and write to all the time and it's fine, gets extremely hot though which does make me concerned for how long it will last.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      chips are rated for 60C or so I believe

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2230 form factor exists which is still ~3x larger than micro SD cards, but I think the excess is due to things like dram chips, more caps, etc

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why are 1TB microSD cards so big and slow, when I can get a 2TB NVMe with 50x the performance but it's only slightly bigger than two microSD cards????

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The controllers on mSD cards can't run as hot or they'll melt, they also can't be air cooled becuase they're in your phone, they're optimized for endurance.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Only slightly bigger
      Since when is 4.5x "slightly"?
      Also it's now:
      1.5tb MicroSd - $110
      2tb 2230 - $150-$220

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    One of these things is not like the other

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    price fixing same as every other pc component

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What SD card had >3GB/s transfer speeds

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      how often do you need 3GB/s?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What kind of dumb ass question is this?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Don't you think more TB at the expense of bandwidth could be a good trade-off for many applications?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Whenever I want to fill up a 1TB drive in less than a day.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    SD cards are time bombs.

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