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The Odd History of the SD Logo technology connections

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So, what’s the deal with the D? Why is it all, disclike? Last I checked, SD cards weren’t any sort of disc. What’s going on? In this video, we find out.

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24 comments

Dino Schachten 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Awesome that SD association is notably less greedy than other media standard enforcers! I'm inclined to say the SD card really deserves its very lasting place in multimedia recording, basically having matured more and more to do away with more format wars (remember compact flash?).

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Smiley P 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Imagine the innovation we could have if we didn't have the stuffing blocks of capitalism and replaced it with something more democratic and egalitarian so the incentive is to make the best thing rather than rent seeking? 😩

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KRAZEEIZATION 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Dolby is a great logo! The double D!
dbx is cool too as is Discman and Walkman.

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3V0 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Oh the petty jokes. This just fuels my soul.

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Winter Watson 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

“Retro, futuristic, and wholesome” could be the tag line for this channel

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妙妙 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

After watching your fascinating video, l took my Toshiba SD card and found a weird thing. Why Toshiba doesn't use the standard image of the SD logo? Instead of having some gap, the "D" in their label is a whole letter. The maker of this logo doesn't use it right is odd. I wonder what the story behind this is.

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Christ Pratt 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

It's because there's a little spinny disc in it

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Irving Aguirre 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

3:01 How much do you make on YouTube?

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Zach Brenner 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

I always assumed SD stood for SanDisk

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John Heindel 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Always learning something new. I always thought the SD was named after SanDisk.

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Charles M. Hannum 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Disney might be avoiding the DVD-Video logo because of their proprietary DRM ("X-Project"), since it technically violates the standard.

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fred flintstoner 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Mrs Richards: " I paid for a room with a view!"
Basil: (pointing to the lovely view) "That is Torquay, Madam."
Mrs Richards: "It's not good enough!"
Basil: "May I ask what you were expecting to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House, perhaps? the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically past?…"
Mrs Richards: "Don't be silly! I expect to be able to see the sea!"
Basil: "You can see the sea, it's over there between the land and the sky."
Mrs Richards: "I'm not satisfied. But I shall stay. But I expect a reduction."
Basil: "Why?! Because Krakatoa's not erupting at the moment ?

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Sparzethin 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Ive got some rare double sided cd rw's..got em to have mix cds, used half of them since 03

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Jeremaya Ayala 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

This guy is so cute

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DemonstrativePronoun 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

I always conflated “SD” with “SanDisk” which explained the disk in SD for me. Now I’m just confused.

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MrGtownhunter 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

What is the difference between a blu-ray dvd and a standard dvd?

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Remon Pel 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

And why do many companies call these cards “Trans Flash”?!

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Chris Comley 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

"Disney DVD" doesn't conform, as I have been told, I have no firm data, so they don't have to march in step with rules about "not forcing the viewer to watch the adverts at the start".

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Doctor Quackenbush 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Oh no, a company that invented a device gets to be paid for it. Boo, hoo.

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Fortress 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

SanDisk has some pretty smart branding because I always thought SD just stood for their brand

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The New Floyd 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

The pitchfork of knowledge – LOL! Plus your rant about "how much data do you really need" at the 8 minute mark made me giggle as well. Back in the day I ran a BBS on a Commodore 64 with a 300 baud modem. I was thinking about to upgrading to a 1200 baud modem when they came out with 9600 and we were all saying to each other "that's insane – who needs 9600?"

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Joe Blow 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

I tell people it stands for SanDisk, that's why there D is a disc

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Gabriel Frank 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Why am I laughing so hard in 5:30 ??

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Dingus Khan 13/09/2021 - 8:04 PM

Only half a terabyte???? Please…

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