January 07, 2010

The price of memory vs. the price of gold

Photoshop engineer John Peterson (creator of Photomerge, among other things) made an interesting observation today:

In the CES hype, I noticed that 64GB SD Cards are now available, for $600 a pop.

For comparison:

A SD Card weighs about 2 grams. Gold is currently about $36/gram, so the 64GB cards cost eight times their weight in gold.

The card has a volume of about 1.5 cc. Gold has a density of 19.32 g/cc, so a solid gold SD card would take almost 29g of gold, or about $1,000 worth. Of course, the gold card would probably hold its value better over time.

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