Why such smal capacities?

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  1. kdryan

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    I'm curious why we only have a 64gb iPad. Surely the technology is there for a terabyte drive small enough to fit in an iPad. I have a 16gb SD card the size of a thumbnail in my phone, so I know physical dimensions are not the issue. So why then?

    Small, not Smal... :(
     
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    Why didn't you get the 64GB iPad?

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    It was a gift, but even 64gb is ridiculously small by today's standards...
     
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    Ahhh. I got mine as a gift as well. I plan on keeping it for a while.

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    I only have the 16GB and I'm happy with that mainly because I don't store a lot of music etc on it.
    Apple certainly could do it but why should they release something that would earn them billions, when they could drip feed the market with plenty of different models.
     
  6. twerppoet

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    The iPad uses a more expensive SSD like drive. This is because it takes up less space, and is less susceptible to being damaged by sudden deceleration syndrome.

    If you look around, I think you'll find the terabyte SSD drives are a wee bit more expensive than the hard drives in most laptops.
     
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    There's an answer I can live with. I thought I had read they were more prone to failure than a traditional drive...
     
  8. Kaykaykay

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    I've read that they can take more abuse (jostling and such), so that's why they're used in devices like iPods, iPads, etc. But they're supposed to degrade over time, despite that. They are more expensive, as Twerppoet says. I'd be willing to pay for more storage than 64GBs, though. I'd like at least 1TB.
     
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    1TB SSD drives are going for more than $2000. That means the having one in an iPad (if it would fit) would probably raise the price by at least $1000. I think I can live with 64GB a bit longer. ;)
     
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    Lol. I'd be willing to pay for 1TB. But Apple would probably get few takers, which is why they've limited storage to the current offerings.
     

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