The latest version of CompactFlash promises extreme storage capacity of 144 petabyte.

The organization CompactFlash Association is launching version 5.0 of the standard for memory cards. The main feature is a maximum storage capacity of 144 petabyte, or 144 000 TB.

To put the 144 petabyte capacity in perspective, 1 petabyte is equal to 1,024 terabytes of data. And 1 terabyte is equal to 1024 gigabytes of data, a measurement we’re more used to seeing everyday. Assuming most of us currently have 2 terabytes of data (which may be overdoing it for the average computer user), that comes out to more than 70,000 libraries that can be stored one CF card.