Must admit to feeling a little naffed off over the proliferation of storage cards for phones and music players. In an ideal world there would be one, maybe even two formats, not around 20!
The bad news is that there is another one coming.
A consortium of Taiwanese firms in partnership with the country’s Industrial Technology Research Institute is lining up a storage card that can accommodate more data and boasts faster transfer speeds than its rivals. The oddly named μcard will be able to transfer 120MB of data per second, 10 times faster than Secure Digital (SD) cards, and will have a capacity of up to two Terabytes (TB).
Mass production of the card, which includes USB 2.0 compatibility, is slated for early 2005. An I/O version of the card that will enable consumers to add extra functionality to their devices is also being developed.