Build a custom solid state drive using microSD cards

By on September 27, 2013, 11:00 AM

Do you have a collection of old microSD cards sitting around collecting dust? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could actually put them to good use instead of giving them away or even worse, tossing them in the trash?  Well now you can thanks to this neat looking microSD SSD Creator Kit.

The kit arrives with what is essentially a solid state drive board without the memory. There are four slots available to plug in microSD memory cards (also available for CF cards). Simply connect the cards to the mainboard (max of 32GB per card, class 10 recommended and all cards need to be the same capacity) then connect the board to your computer.

Performance here is sure to vary based on the type of cards and capacity that you use. No hard numbers are given although the description does say it can boost your Windows Experience Index Score up to 3.6 (not that that’s much help, really). I’d certainly be interested in giving the kit a thorough review but I don’t have any spare cards on hand to test with.

The kit retails for just south of $80 which is a pretty decent deal if you already have the necessary cards on hand and ready to go. Otherwise, it’d be best to take that $80 and add a little more to purchase a real solid state drive. Having to buy four quality cards plus the kit certainly isn’t practical or fiscally responsible.

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