Mobile Storage at your Fingertips
A 10 GB microSD card can store approximately 2400 songs (128 kbps quality) songs. Conversely, the first hardrive build by IBM held only 50 MB of data and it was as big as two refrigerators. This drastic development was made possible through embedded storage technology. These embedded devices have become very common now and you can find them in cell phones, digital cameras, removable digital media and portable music players.
Speaking of cell phones, most cell phones have built-in memory. The more expensive the phone, the higher its storage capacity. You don’t have to depend on the phone memory anymore because microSD cards have expanded the storage capacity of mobile phones drastically. SanDisk recently unveiled the world’s highest capacity microSD card with a capacity of 200 GB, a far cry from the days when two refrigerator size machines could hold only 50 MB. The good news is, this is just the beginning for embedded development.
Most Android devices now accept microSD cards which has increased their capacity further. Depending on your budget, you can buy microSD cards in denominations like 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and even 200 GB! All thanks to embedded systems.