CompactFlash 5.0 spec brings 144PB capacity limit

By Matthew
Feb 22, 2010
  1. The CompactFlash Association has announced a new specification that brings 48-bit addressing, which increases the current capacity limitation of 137GB to 144PB -- as in petabyte. For the mathematically impaired, that breaks down to around 150 million gigabytes, or six million single layer Blu-ray discs. It also supports up to 32MB per transfer action, compared to 128KB today.

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  2. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106   +97

    That's insane! lol, I wonder how many full res 21mp photos I could fit on there? Just think of it... you would never need to erase your memory card (though it would be a pain in the *** to search for pics on it)
  3. 27ragbag

    27ragbag TS Rookie

    I didn't even know a petabyte existed! It would take nearly 3 years to fill it using a CF duplicator
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    Yipee, Now No One Will EVER Have to Erase Security Tapes...

    ......>> NEVER EVER <<......

    At long last, a viable substitute for the human brain's memory capacity.

    Ya better not breath, ya better hide out, Sk-eye Net is coming to town.....Yo.!

    In case you missed it, this would be sung to the tune of' "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". (The hip-hop version...Yo...!Or maybe Yo Dawg...(?)
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    how about Santa Claus is all up in your grille all up in here?
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    You of course meant to say, "Skynet Clause"..:rolleyes: :haha: :wave:

    "Skynet Clause bees up in Yo Greel" That works.

    OK, some fine tuning.

    "Skynew Claws, nose bees up in Yo a**"!
  7. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    "Snizzle Claws, all up in yo kool-aid, and he don't even know what flava it is."

    Pet-a-byte! Word! "Silicone Claus" be pettin' lots of bytes with 144 of them on a CF card.
  8. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Wow, won't complain if a camera I buy in the future uses CF now.
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