That's almost insane to an old technology guy like me! It's probably 15 years ago, when me and the missus were still working on magazines for TV broadcasters, that Gigabytes was rendered 'GB' but Terabytes was written out in full, in case some readers didn't know that TB meant. This was a time when racks of video tape machines were starting to be replaced by RAID storage as TV stations' main programme delivery systems to-air. That's right, even TV station engineering types had to be reminded what a Terabyte was. It wasn't long after that I got a 1GB memory card for my camera. Phew! Mister Hi Tech. But it got me through months and months of shooting max res pictures before it was full. I've just bought a 64GB SB card for my little location recorder. It should allow me about 30 hours of CD quality audio recording. It cost me £10.58 ($14 US). As you say, why bother with low res when you can have better?