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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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I wonder...
By Moishe on 4/5/2007 8:16:42 AM , Rating: 2
If they have the intelligence in the hardware to spread the writes out over the chip so that the life of the CF is not wasted. If this is purely managed by the OS it could be relatively quick to reach the max number of writes.




RE: I wonder...
By mindless1 on 4/5/2007 11:35:48 AM , Rating: 2
Do you know anything at all about CF? This is done by the card, has nothing to do with the adapter which is just a dumb pin-adapter.


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