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  • It works, build your own 'SSD'

    posted by Flud1zz on 01/06/2013
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    * Very cheap IDE-CompactFlash Adapter
    * Has two mounting screw holes
    * Has an activity LED
    * CompactFlash card is firmly attached, it doesn't wobble

    Cons:

    * It has a floppy-drive power connector, I had to dig up and clip one off an old ATX power supply. Molex would've been better
    * Would have been awesome if it was able to use the IDE bus for power, a CF card does not require that much.
    * Performance seems low, it doesn't reach the CF cards Read/Write speeds.

    OtherThoughts:

    They could have put some isolating materials or a spacer ring under the circuit-board. If you mount it without spacers, it will short out.

    Bottomline:

    If you want a dirt-cheap 'SSD' for a small server or HTPC which is always-on, this is a great way!

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