Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Advancement In Technology

A year ago when I was asked about the size or capacity of thumb drive (pen drive to some people) available in the market I would say 8 GB. I was amazed that the answer was 16 GB. When I was asked again today I answered 32 GB, doubling the capacity of what I know as available currently. Yes 32 GB pen drives are coming to our shore soon. Someone in the know said 32 Gb is already available in Penang.


In the excitement, my cousin who had just returned from Shanghai early this year was gigling while he was rummaging through his computer bag for something. After finding it, he held it out to me to see and read the number indicating the size of the pendrive. It was a chilly red Sony pen or thumb drive.


Can you guess the size or capacity of it?


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120 GB.

You need a high speed processor to access it. If your computer is a slow one, don't waste your money on this though it costs only about RM100 in China.

Today when we met again, my cousin said he lost the drive. It must have slipped out of his pocket and it was never to be found.

14 comments:

Azmy Omar said...

Awie,

This is getting wilder. 120Gb pendrive.. WOW!

Soon it will be on SD-Micro and fits into the digital camera. I guess these people never stops...and we never stop buying. In other words.. keep 'em coming.. and we... keep on buying!

We must keep saving money to prepare for the latest gadget!

This is the most exciting news of the day! Much better than the official results of the 2 bukits and the 'batang'

Pak Zawi said...

Azmy,
It may take sometimes for the 120 GB to reach our shores. They will bring the 32 GB first followed by the 64 GB after that. Then only the 120 GB will be brought here unless you want to go to China yourself to buy it. I hope to get mine next month heheheehe. How? I have my way. I will do it my way.......

mamadou said...

Assalamu'alaikum Ayoh Awi

Its really wonderfull of the speed of technology. Pen drive of 120Gb!

Now 16Gb about RM100 probably by next month it worth at RM50......How we want to keep up with this technology??

Pak Zawi said...

mamadou,
Memang tak terkejar dengan teknologi. Kalau nak kira harga pun tak mahal sangat dibanding dengan beberapa tahun dulu. Pokoknya adakah kita perlu pen drive dengan saiz sebegitu besar? Sama ngan Hard Disk tu.
Kat Mali mahal tak benda sebegini?

cakapaje said...

Salam Pak Zawi,

Bak kata (entah siapa): Bior botul!

I mean, 120gigs? That's more than my hard disk! This, is truly a crime (I may need one for myself :) )

Pak Zawi said...

Shah,
Memang betul. Mulanya saya pun tak sangka, cuma lepas kita check kat pc actual size baru kita percaya. Kalau nak kena beli kat China bab kat Mesia lum ada. Mereka nak jual yang 32 GB dulu.

louis said...

Does that 120GB thumb drive actually work?

Pak Zawi said...

Louis,
Yes it works. My cousin was using it. Only works with a high speed processor.

J.T. said...

Goodness gracious, 120GB!
I am still hanging on to my 2GB flash drive (that's the term we use) since I use it as temporary storage. Anything I wish to store permanently goes on CD/DVD or saved to an external hard drive.

I would consider buying a micro SD chip with more storage for my phone, though.

Technology is certainly exciting and interesting.

Pak Zawi said...

JT,
Just like you I don't like to keep my data in such a minuscule thing as a thumb drive which I could lose easiley, like my cousin did. After all I already have my external Hard Disk which can easily be brought around and not easily lost.
My own thumb drive is just a 4 GB which I use for temporary storage.
Technology moves too fast for people like us to keep abreast.

VersedAnggerik said...

Wowwww...

imagine! How many movies U can store in a thumb drive with 120Gb!

mine, a humble 4 Gb pun tak penuh2 lagi dari last year. I've just got no data to keep except photos....

Pak Zawi said...

Ahan,
A lot of movies can be stored in a 120 GB thumb drive and a lot of movies can be lost when you lose the small drive like my cousin did hehehehe.
Mine is a 4 GB too. Mine will never be full because I use it as a temporary storage and delete the content after transfering to the final storage be it the External HD or the computer HD.

Rusdi Abu Bakar said...

Ambo ado so, kakak beli masa dio g Shenzen. tapi gak tok leh paka. save ok, balik nak buka balik file hilang...

Pak Zawi said...

Rusdi,
It will work only when you have a computer with high speed processor. So if you want to buy it you must try it on your notebook first before buying.