Yesterday, a good friend buzzed me to say he has purchased a 128GB microSD card as a gift to me. I think I actually danced Shoki out not sheer ecstacy. That is an awesome leap for me, considering that I currently use an 8GB card. Nah; don’t be disappointed. Okay, be disappointed if it works for you. LOL. I think I have used this oparticular card since the time I had the Nokia N8 or so. Yes; it is about five (5) years old.
I once tried a 32GB card, but it kept losing files that I saved to it. Formatting it didn’t help. Eventually, I quit and went back to my trusty 8GB card. Life is too short. I would rather use a small capacity card that works than stress myself over a bigger capacity one that gives me headaches.
Still, in recent months, it has been a struggle with my current card. I keep having to delete files (especially videos) off it to make way for really important stuff. I have even come close to having to delete files from my music collection. God forbid! My music collection is sacred. As such, I have been thinking of getting a 16GB or another 32GB card to replace it, only to receive news of a 128GB card being on the way. That’s 16 times the capacity of my current card. Just imagine the possibilities. Ah! I salivate.
Memory cards have come a long way. I remember the days of 64MB, 128MB and 512MB cards. I still have a collection of old 2GB cards in a drawer somewhere. Too bad that I am unable to remember what capacity my first ever memory card was. Do you remember yours? What capacity are you using now? Do you have a favourite brand?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.