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I don't even know what to think of that.

I do. $900. That's what I think, lol.

I see it making sense to people that pay $2500+ for camera lenses, but to the general public? Nah.


Even professionals would benefit more from smaller size SDs, not to mention save money while at it. But thats just my opinion.
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I disagree; I know people who refuse to delete pictures from their camera's tongue.gif
When the prices come down to a manageable level, these could be a fantastic alternative to secondary hard drives. Imagine a netbook with a small SSD and a few slots filled with these? $900 is crazy expensive, but SSD's were expensive when they first came out, now they are extremely cheap compared to before.
I remember when the first 1gb cards came out, and were crazy expensive, lol. Everyone I knew was like "I won't ever have a need for that much space"
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CFast has actually shown it's face in the embedded PC industry. Traditionally industrial-grade CF cards have been (and are still) used as a sort of SSD for embedded devices and sometimes even thin clients. Check out the VIA Artigo 1200 for example.
Also, for PC use, CF cards are still a by far better choice than SD due to two reasons: first, the IDE compatibility that you mentioned, and second, they are generally faster when it comes to random reads/writes. Also, due to the larger size they can still make models that use SLC flash at reasonable capacities.

They certainly still have their uses in embedded systems, no doubt. Their life in cameras is pretty much over though. A single NAND chip in a SD card can handle pretty much any writing a camera can dish out. And if you are using a camera that can do better than 80MB/s for awhile, you're probably using an external SSD anyways.
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