Solid state disks (SSDs) are a flash-based memory storage device that carries an insane price premium in the current market. They will usually cost $600 to $1,000 as an upgrade from the manufacturer or computer parts store, making them outside the price range of many consumers. A new cheaper (slightly slower) option is available thanks to low-cost, high-capacity flash cards. This option is using a cheap compact flash to SATA adapter, and purchasing a moderately fast memory card that would fill your storage needs.
For this review I aimed to keep the price less than $100 just to show how affordable this option could be.
- Enable Compact Flash (CFI/II) or Micro DriveTM to be used like ordinary 2.5" SATA hard drive
- Mounts directly onto notebook 2.5" SATA connector
- CF Card can be the primary bootable device containing the OS and applications.
- Transparent to the operating system and does not require any drivers
- Supports DMA and Ultra DMA modes (only on flash media card with such features).
- Compatible with DOS, Windows 3.1, NT4, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Mac, Linux
- Price $30 (available here)
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