2 Terabyte Memory Sticks Coming

Sony has finalized the specifications for 2 TB memory sticks, according to a leaked document published on SonyInsider.

A new page on Sony’s oss-formats.org website has listed all of the details for the Memory Stick XC, which is really exciting especially considering that the form factor for these new flash cards are (on paper) the same as pre-existing memory sticks, which means that these high capacity juggernauts are most likely backwards compatible.

Here's a (Photoshopped) mock-up of what you'll be able to buy in the next couple of years:


(Sony 2 TB memory stick (Photoshopped))

Science fiction fans readily recall storage devices like the memory diamonds from Charles Stross' 2004 novel Iron Sunrise and the Schrön Loop from Dan Simmons 1989 novel Hyperion.

The Schrön loop was tiny, no larger than my thumbnail, and very expensive. It held countless field-bubble memories, each capable of holding near infinite bits of information. Schrön loops could not be accessed by the biological carrier and thus were used for courier purposes. A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres in a Schrön loop.

From SonyInsider.

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