A few days ago it crossed my mind to change my external hard drive (the one I use to safeguard my important data), for a much faster and more secure SSD. Unconscious of me, I didn't know that these hard disks are still very new and apart from being tremendously expensive (compared to a hard disk, of course), they come with very reduced capacities. Of course I dismissed the idea at once, but I did some research on the subject and to my surprise, I discovered that in a post on Neoteo they had posted a mini tutorial for making SSD hard disks from Compactflash cards:
- Two CompactFlash 3.0 cards (They must be exactly the same).
- CF-IDE Adapter.
The way to get both is relatively easy, in any online gadget shop you can get them easily and for a ridiculously low price. The only downside of this minihack is that the speeds are not comparable to those of an original SSD, but hey, for a repair or to tinker for a while, it's great.
Reading through the comments of the same post, I found another adapter, but this time for SD cards, here you can see a picture of the invention, if you are interested in buying one, go here.