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something along the lines of this

and if its worth it

http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/11/d...ards-the-cake/
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$270 for a 48GB SSD? I can buy a new 64GB SSD for cheaper than that. And the speeds aren't too good either. I'm also sure the access times weren't any good (and access times are what make SSDs so much better than HDDs).

Oh, just saw this was written 3 years ago. No wonder they're claiming 64 GB SSDs are $1000. Don't bother with this man.
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Maybe this idea made sense back in the day, but in today's market it's simply a dumb idea.

The adapter costs $91.

At current prices, a 16GB Class 10 SDHC card costs $23.

23*6=$138 for 96GB.

Add the cost of the adapter and you're at $250.

For $250 you can get a much faster REAL 128GB SSD...
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Absolutely not worth it.


SSD performance comes from a complex controller. This is a simple RAID controller so it only boost weak SDHC sequential performance. Random performanc will still suck.

In addition, there is no wear leveling and SDHC use cheaper, slower, lower P/E cycle NAND.

6x8GB SDHC = $60 plus the cost of this $90 adapter.

That is $150 48GB for a much slower, less reliable SSD. A 60GB costs around $80-90 today.
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I can't imagine this would be nearly as reliable as your standard SSD. I don't think SD cards support the same amount of Read/Writes.
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Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post
I can't imagine this would be nearly as reliable as your standard SSD. I don't think SD cards support the same amount of Read/Writes.
Considering how many dead sd cards I've seen, I would agree with this.
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