[citation][nom]xbeater[/nom]This is not a new trick. I've seen a similar concept years ago when SSD's where first introduced.[/citation]
Only difference between the ones I bought several years ago? SATA vs PATA. Nothing new here.
My 4GB 300X CF card cost $50 on Newegg. My 133X 16GB CF card was $40, but it is pretty slow compared to the 300X. This doesn't sound very cost efficient given the prices of high speed CF cards. I can't imagine the prices of the new 600X CF cards.
They need to disclose the price for the hardware. If it's less expensive than a comparable SSD, than I'm all for it. However, if it's the same and/or more expensive than the comparable SSD, then why not go for the SSD instead.
On the other hand, I always welcome alternative technology. A little competition usually lowers prices for the consumer.
And that ain't not bad.
[citation][nom]psycho sykes[/nom]At first glance.. The title made me think that it's turning my (CrossFire ready card or setup)![/citation]
same reaction here. AT first I said, "What the heck? Video cards in CF (crossfire) can become an SSD?" then suddenly, it pertains to Compact Flash.
Shame they only put 2 CF cards in this casing, you could probably fit 4 in easily enough. If you were to use 4 SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash at 64GB each and 90Mb/s that could give a 256GB card with over 300Mb/s.
Sure there will be overheads as speeds dont exactly scale and costs are quite high but the cost should come down and the RAID controllers will only get better. I like the idea that if one card dies you can replace it and the others are still intact.
I don't understand this, it's not new in any way. Not even the sata format. addonics has has dual cf to sata ssd adapters for some time, and they're much much more versatile, can be installed into the front of a pc a laptop or a number of different mounting choices. I'm guessing cheaper too, starts at $31 for the basic setup. http://www.addonics.com/products/flash_memory_reader/adsahdcf.asp So is there something new about this device I'm not seeing?