[QUOTE=FreqNasty_RiseS;2658527]There are adapters which enable some memory cards to interface to a computer, allowing use as an SSD, but they are not intended to be the primary storage device in the computer. The typical CF card interface is generally 3-4 times slower than an SSD. As memory cards are not designed to tolerate the amount of reading and writing which occurs during typical computer use, their data may get damaged unless special procedures are taken to reduce the wear on the card to a minimum.[/QUOTE]
So you’re saying usb flash drive’s aren’t up to the task as being SSD subsitutes? Hmm… I already know you’d see a MAX of 200MB throughput with usb 3.0 flash drives (read) and maybe half on the write… making this a negative when it comes to comparisons of SSD drives which are 450mb/225 write (fastest of the ssd drives are 600 read and 550 write).
I’m just speculating that cheaper USB flash drives will become durable enough to use if not as primary o/s but as a program-files directory and installed programs drive (with redundant backups-- just incase). The main advantage I’m hinting at is access times…
I’ve noticed w/ a simple 4gb readyboost flash drive… loading a web browser or other simple program is almost instantaneous with that boost style cacheing. I got the usb flash drive for free so, I’m not caring if it dies… by that time Microcenter will likely run another freebie (fingers crossed).