This USB 3.0 Flash Drive Has 2 TB of Storage

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On the video it says "Actually the one that we looked at on display was only 16GB but the technology behind that particular 16GB stick is capable of scaling to 2 Terabytes." In other words they'll have to wait years for smaller manufacturing processes to occur before a 2 TB drive is made.
 
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2TB on a usb stick but, why ssd don't have that capacity. Both use Flash memory!
 

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[citation][nom]Dragoza[/nom]2TB on a usb stick but, why ssd don't have that capacity. Both use Flash memory![/citation]
Because it probably has just about the worst read/write performance of any USB 3.0 flash drive on the market. There are many different types of flash memory, some of which perform absolutely terribly.
 

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I bet she is talking about when ~9nm flash chips come out in like 5 years from now, then 2TB will be possible. The highest capacity USB stick I've seen is 256GB right now.
Unless they find a way to just have 1 long flash chip on the PCB with a ton of silicon FakeEstate in it (1 on each side of the PCB), instead of multiple regular-sized chips.
 

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[citation][nom]soccerdocks[/nom]On the video it says "Actually the one that we looked at on display was only 16GB but the technology behind that particular 16GB stick is capable of scaling to 2 Terabytes." In other words they'll have to wait years for smaller manufacturing processes to occur before a 2 TB drive is made.[/citation]

You are probably righy. Why would they show off 16gb version otherwise..
 

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I heard of these kind of fake usb sticks out there. These usb sticks use compression so it can store 'up to 2tb,' but in reality it is slow as well because it has to compress this kind of data.
 

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so they show us a 16GB USB stick and blabs about random 2TB crap? I can give you a 128MB stick and tell you it could be 100000TB and 128MB is only a minimum, wtf?
 

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You know, I was expecting something like this ever since microSD reached 64 GB.

I was thinking that they could probably stack a dozen on top of each other and create a thumb stick-looking SSD, of at least 500 GB/1 TB. Didn't expect 2 TB, though... Nice. But first they need to work out all the bugs before it hits mainstream, because if they chain a bunch of chips together the chances of one of them failing will increase exponentially.
 

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"First a standard must be set"
O common,they dont care about that if they could sell it,i hear a lot of bla,not sure for what reason other then trying to hype things a bit,they probably trying to attract some new shareholders with this bate.
 

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[citation][nom]soccerdocks[/nom]On the video it says "Actually the one that we looked at on display was only 16GB but the technology behind that particular 16GB stick is capable of scaling to 2 Terabytes." In other words they'll have to wait years for smaller manufacturing processes to occur before a 2 TB drive is made.[/citation]
Yep this is outright incorrect article. Video say "this could be 2TB", but it doesn't say is it limit of the flash memory type or of USB 3.0.
Mr Parrish I call your article the utter rubbish.
 

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Now how about a desktop hard drive that's 10 tb or an optical drive where blank media holds 1 tb. I need to back up all my porn.
 

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I see a problem here. In the last few years, when USB 2.0 thumb drives gained capacity, they lost transfer speeds. Seriously, my 1GB thumb drive is faster than any 8GB one I've tested, and the trend was recognized in some articles, too. I'm afraid that the 2TB drive will reduce its transfer speeds all the way down to USB 1.1 speeds... If not - I'll get this. That is, if the price is anywhere near reasonable.
 
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