What do you think is the maximum capacity a memory card can have? 32GB, 64…no? If you said 128GB then you are not completely wrong. In the market today, you can easily get micro SD cards or memory cards with a maximum capacity of 128 GB and most of the phones launched now are supporting 128 GB external memory upgrade. But, what if I told you that 128GB is not the maximum capacity of a memory card that can be used in a phone? What if I told you it is approximately 10 times more than what you, me and the general public think? Yes, the maximum capacity of a theoretically possible (even practically.. though due to negligible demand and market for such a high capacity, no major company manufactures them) is 2 TeraBytes or 2000 GigaBytes.
Not only that there are phones that support such a memory card. LG G3, HTC One ME and the recently announced BlackBerry’s DTEK 50 are some of the popular brand phones that provide upto 2 TB memory card support.
Though with todays’s selfie obsessed, photography loving, video surfing generation of ours we can easily fill up Gigabytes of space in a matter of 1-2 weeks if not days, but still, whether such a high capacity is really needed is not even a thought that I ever had. Do we need more of the cat videos?, useless and endless WhatsApp media files, Tons and ton of weird photographs in confusing poses.. sometimes tens of copies of the same photograph… I think the world would remain a such saner place in the absence of such memory cards.. but it’s just my personal opinion.
The only sane and intelligent uses I can think of are the presence of all your computer files with you everytime, everywhere… No need to invest in an external/portable hard disk. You will never run out of space and can easily share all your favorite audio/video songs, movies, apps with your friends…and ahem those files hidden deep inside folders. Heck, you can download and save torrents directly to your phone. And yeah, who needs those monthly subscriptions of drive space from Google, Microsoft, etc when you can have all your files physically present in your phone…saving tons in data charges from carriers and internet providers.
Do you have any other meaningful ideas on the usage of a high capacity memory card? Do mention below..
Would you be willing to buy a 2TB memory card if it becomes available? Do you think 2TB cards will become ubiquitous in near future with all new phones supporting them?
Please share your opinions in the comments section below.