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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Dino Schachten 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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?).

Smiley P 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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? 😩

KRAZEEIZATION 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

3V0 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

Oh the petty jokes. This just fuels my soul.

Winter Watson 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

妙妙 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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.

Christ Pratt 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

Irving Aguirre 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

3:01 How much do you make on YouTube?

Zach Brenner 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

I always assumed SD stood for SanDisk

John Heindel 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

Charles M. Hannum 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

fred flintstoner 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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 ?

Sparzethin 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

Jeremaya Ayala 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

This guy is so cute

DemonstrativePronoun 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

MrGtownhunter 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

Remon Pel 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

Chris Comley 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

"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".

Doctor Quackenbush 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

Fortress 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

The New Floyd 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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?"

Joe Blow 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

Gabriel Frank 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

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

Dingus Khan 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

Only half a terabyte???? Please…

reaktor55 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

Ultimate disk in the dark

David Guerrero 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

I miss the memory stick lol

Carl Soll 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

Kick ass video! Love your channels concept 🙂 Also, I call them SD Cards 😛

Furluge 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

10 TB MicroSD cards or we riot.

Bonz Model Railroad 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

Your videos never disappoint.

What'a'nerd 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

MMCD… oof..

Textile George 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều


SSgt Mole 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

The look on your face when moving the tape between VHS machines earned my thumbs up.

Waldherz FeuerClan 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều



Troy Blackford 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

I love your channel, man. You're so knowledgeable across a wide range of subjects, great at distilling that knowledge down and passing it on, and you come across as so unique and enthusiastic about the things you choose to discuss. Really good work.

Extinct Turtle 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

Paused the video I’m taking a guess 😈 is it meant for soft disk or something?

Tedd 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

Interesting to note that we've come full circle from Nintendo's cartridges with solid-state silicon memory chips, to optical media, back to solid-state silicon flash chips.

Jim Jackson 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

I wonder what normal rockwell would do with those logos.

Colonel Corn 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

I remember when I was a kid my mother's laptop had these hockey puck sized disks in plastic boxes. I feel like they said "Sandisk" on them but I always thought it said Scandisk. I remember them being like 100MB storage and me being used to playing Wolfenstein 3D on Windows 3.1 thought that was amazing. Or maybe this was all just a fever dream of many things that never happened, you know … childhood memories.

tsubasa83 ch. 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

Re: Disney DVDs
It feels like this can be related to Disney's method of copy protection at the time. Their method essentially confused many DVD rippers but probably broke the standard in doing so, meaning they couldn't use the DVD logo?

Mittens FastPaw 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

Hddvd scaled better and Blu-ray is still expensive. Helping kill physical ownership.

Gabriel Vieira 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

So Cool

Stanley Denning 13/09/2021 - 3:54 Chiều

SD is my initials. I somehow feel a little proud of that. Why? IDK.


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