Make your own solid state drive with a CF card


This 2.5 inch enclosure from Sans Digital allows you to replace a 2.5 inch SATA drive in a laptop with a solid state drive. Just pop in a compact flash card (up to 32GB) and you’re all set to enjoy the benefit of a system with less heat, less power consumption, noiseless and shock resistant.

8 comments… add one
  • Remo Knops April 22, 2009, 11:20 am

    Hi Julie,

    Did you test this adapter yourself ?

    • Julie April 22, 2009, 12:44 pm

      @Remo Knops No, I just saw it and thought it looked interesting.

  • DStaal April 22, 2009, 1:26 pm

    Another thing that would be useful for is setting up CF card boot devices for embedded systems/appliances. (Like my home-built firewall.)

  • jake April 22, 2009, 1:48 pm

    A review might be useful…cough!

  • Fuchikoma-X April 22, 2009, 3:52 pm
  • Jackie April 22, 2009, 10:34 pm

    Actually I have that product but the dual CF one. Works great but you have to use UDMA CF cards. Mine is 2 x 32GB UDMA CF. VERY FAST.

  • Avaviel April 23, 2009, 12:27 am

    If you need to pay around $200 for the dual compact flash, and then around 70*2=$140 for 2 32 GB CF drives… and end up paying $340… why not buy a 120GB solidstate drive for around $370, or less for a 60GB one? (Prices found on pricegrabber)

  • Jackie April 23, 2009, 11:32 am

    @Avaviel: I got that way before SSD was produced for consumer.

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