the upgrade


Life’s little pleasures….an upgrade from a 2GB microSD card to an 8GB micro SDHC – Secure Digital High Capacity memory card.

Please note the tiny card reader (about 1″ long) which will be attached to my keychain. This way, exchange of data will be much easier and faster and I can still use the “old” 2GB card as a portable memory stick. New 2GB cards currently sell for around 8,- EUR, so it doesnt really make sense to sell it again on eBay & Co.

The upgrade is just very sweet. It enables me to carry around LOTS of music (right in my phone = mp3 player) and to still keep enough free space for videos, images or even navi maps.


And since these card are hot-swapable, you can just flip them out and put in another one if you need more memory space.

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4 thoughts on “the upgrade”

  1. like the keychain! hehe.

    Hmm.. gosh remember the floppy disk days? when we could only save max 1.44 MB! lol. Using it now would be torture!

  2. Yeah because the iPhone and all other Apple products are a propietary world! :-)

    And yes, I’ve also bought another (cheaper) 4 GB USB flash memory stick because I didnt want to waste just another CD on burning that Knoppix/gOS/Ubunutu/Kubuntu image. Booting from a USB stick is the way to go these days! Sijui what to do with the remaining 3,5″ floppy disks though.

  3. I’m jealous! I want me one of those 8GB for my phone! Right now I’m limited to just 264MB. And I thought getting 2GB would be fine. At least that’s a whole lot better than then 128MBs that are the only ones I’ve been able to find in Nairobi.

    May I say I’m jealous again?

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