How the floppy disc has evovled
This morning, while using a memory card to transfer some files from one computer to another a thought dawn unto me and smiled. I was thinking how the previously ubiquituous floppy disc has become obsolete.
Or has it? Maybe it has just evolved into something else. So I took my phone (eh, camera or camera phone, whatever) and took some photos of the “evolution of the ubiquituous floppy disk” just for kicks.
A 1.44MB 3.5-inch floppy disk – you need at least two of these to store one mp3 song. You need at least 200 of these to store 1.5 hours of VCD.
A 100MB Zip disc – you can store between 30-40 mp3 songs in one disk, you need 14 of these to store 1.5 hours of VCD video.
A 640MB Rewritable CD – you can store more than 200 songs in one disk. You need 2 of these to store at least 1.5 hours of VCD.
A 2GB SD card – store more than 600 mp3 songs in one card. You need 1 of this to store at least 1.5 hours of VCD.
A 4GB microSD – store more that 1000 mp3 songs in one card. You can store at least 2 – 1.5 hours of VCD on 1 card or store a full-length DVD quality movie.
A nanoSD – unlimited storage if you can hold it in your fingers /:)
Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.