“One of the hottest things in the industry right now are Solid State Disks, unfortunately they are so freaky expensive that unless you are rich, you likely can’t afford them. What if you do not need a Formula 1 Speed rated SSD and can compromise on performance a little?
Guru3D picks up a couple of cheap CF cards, and IDE-CF converter and a CF RAID controller to see where the experience ends. For roughly 50 to 75 Bucks you can build a pretty interesting CF RAID array.”
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The miracle of the CF to IDE Adapter
Source: Guru of 3D
Solid State Drives, ultra fast, ultra durable and super-duper mega-ultra expensive. So you could spend close to $20 per Gb, or you can build your own RAID array out of CF memory. The Guru of 3D did just that, and found that the performance was a bit low, lower than a standard IDE drive in most tests, but it is possible. Quiet, low power storage for about $2 per Gb seems a much more attractive deal, once CF technology matures.