rectangular sense core vs. diagonal

Mike Stein mhs.stein at
Thu Jun 8 09:56:38 CDT 2017

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From: "Fred Cisin via cctalk" <cctalk at>
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Subject: Re: rectangular sense core vs. diagonal

> On Thu, 8 Jun 2017, Mike Stein via cctalk wrote:
>> Another reason why things were better in "The Good Old Days":
>> While removing a (spring-loaded) microSD card from a tablet yesterday my 
>> fingernail slipped and 32 Gigabytes of data shot out and disappeared 
>> somewhere among the dust bunnies behind my desk; that could never have 
>> happened with these core modules!
> What would have happened if 32 Gigabytes of data fell on your desk?
Need more info: How many bytes in one of those modules, how thick are they (i.e. cm3 instead of 4000 cm2) and what does one weigh?

I don't think it would be pretty though...

It still boggles my mind that you can put a Terabyte of data on a card the size of a postage stamp, with 2 TB around the corner...

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