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A cheaper path to solid state storage

Cheap CF (x3) to SATA adapter

By Steve Dougherty on Apr 24, 2008 05:18 am CDT - 0 mins, 31 secs reading time

Getting in on solid state storage is still very much a costly affair, but there's more than one way to skin a cat.

The lads over at Engadget have spotted a Compact Flash to SATA adapter which allows the use of not one, not two, but three CompactFlash cards in tandem to be accessed using the SATA interface.

What's this mean? A much more cost effective solution, 'tis what! - The adapter is said to come in at around $190; add three 32GB CompactFlash cards and you've got 96GB of SSD goodness at a fraction of the cost of an actual (and smaller) 64GB SSD.

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