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Addonics provides a cheap and simple way to add solid-state storage

Addonics has introduced a new CompactFlash to IDE adapter that will give users a relatively cheap and simply way to add solid-state storage (SSD) to their notebook computers.

Addonics’ single-slot AD44MIDECF and dual-slot AD44MIDE2CF accept CompactFlash cards and plug into a standard 2.5" IDE connector. The adapter features an LED light for drive access, supports CompactFlash Type I and Type II cards, is bootable and supports almost any operating system imaginable.

The best thing about the adapter is its affordability. The single-slot version comes in at $25 USD while the dual-slot version can be had for just $30 USD.

Century came up with a similar idea with its 4-slot 2.5" Secure Digital IDE SSD adapter. That device, however, is priced at a whopping $265.92 USD.

Interest in SSDs have been growing in recent months as more annoucements have been made and prices have fallen to somewhat reasonable levels. Within the past month, SanDisk has introduced a 32GB 2.5" SSD priced at $350 USD while Samsung is touting its new 64GB SSD which offers read/write speeds of 65MB/sec and 45MB/sec respectively



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RE: hmm
By ksherman on 4/4/2007 4:29:53 PM , Rating: 2
Well, the CF connection is essentially an IDE connection with a slight modification. Connecting to an IDE interface is cheaper and easier. I imagine than a SATA version of this device would require some sort of bridge chip which would add to the cost.


RE: hmm
By mindless1 on 4/5/2007 11:37:20 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, SATA with a bridge should cost, maybe $15 instead of $4. This product is ridiculously overpriced by anyone's standard.


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