As these write speeds get faster and faster, I’m starting to envision storage more like how we saw it on TNG. A bank of isolinear chips!!
Haven’t read the article. Okay, are microSD cards slow? I want to be excited about isolinear chips (okay, I am!), but I’ve never had an issue with a mobile device reading from memory slowly.
Granted, I don’t watch video, but I’ve read FLAC from microSD, and it was only an issue for my first gen Android device.
It does make for interesting device ideas, where w/r ops are not a bottleneck. Think mesh of devices routing data…
It depends on what you’re using them for! I recently learned this.
That is actually a really great guide on all the different types of microSD cards out there.
I had always thought Class 10 was the best, because it has the fastest read/write speeds. BUT! Turns out that is just for continuous reads/writes. Like, reading one big video file, or some such. If you’re trying to use it as more of a hard drive, for, say, a Pi or something, you want speed in how many reads/writes it can do in one sec. Enter the Application Performance Class (IOPS = “Input/output operations per second”).
|Class||Min. Seq. Writes||Min. Random Read||Min. Random Write||Ideal Workload|
|A1||10MB/s||1500 IOPS||500 IOPS||Editing and updating app data, not just storage|
|A2||10MB/s||4000 IOPS||2000 IOPS||Higher performance, special uses|