Solid State Drives are gradually phasing out our usual optical hard drives. That’s what you see when a new technology has so many advantages attached to it.
SSD storages got the speed, they have the ability to manage your power which means they are power efficient. They are also durable because they don’t have the optical disc spinning inside the optical hard drives. And finally, the tiny noise made by optical hard drives when there disc spinning is also not there.
One downside to SSDs has always been its cost. They are very expensive and you can only get a lower storage capacity with the amount of money you can get a higher storage capacity optical hard drive.
I don’t want to jump into the nitty-gritty of SSDs and how they work, you can get everything you need to know about them.
In this shord post, I just want to bring to the surface a product I bumped into while researching online. The product is an adapter that promises to work as your PC’s SSD when 10 micro SD cards plugged into it is converted to an SSD storage device with the help of a central controller to give you the feeling of a normal SSD.
How to Use:
Once installed, it appears and works as your usual SATA hard drive to DOS, Windows 3.1, NT4, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Mac, and Linux operating systems and when configured properly can be used as a bootable drive. Complete setup procedure can be found in the user manual after purchase.
For the adapter to function properly, you will need to use 1, 2, 4, 8 or 10 micro SD cards at one time because it will not support an odd number of cards like 3, 5, 7 or 9 micro SD cards.
Let’s dig in deeper and see what this product is bringing to the table. A link will be attached below if you are interested to get one of these and flex around with it and actually make your own SSD.
First, after purchasing the adapter from here. You should also purchase at least 10 Micro SDs (It won’t support UHS-1 cards) and it will be better if all of them are of the same capacity (Although their capacities might differ when it’s like that, the total capacity of the drive you are building will be the sum of the smaller capacity of micro SD card multiplied by the number of micro SD cards)
After that, as mentioned above, you can only use the slots 1, 2, 4, 8 or 10 at ones, you can’t use the 3, 5, 7 or 9th slot at one time.
The idea behind this product is the same idea behind the NAND flash you will find in an SSD. All your Micro SD cards are run in raid 0
The controller detects what the random performance will be like.
One of the numerous problems that this setup will encounter will be because, while the flash on a normal micro SD is very slow compared to the flash on a normal SSD storage, the former will be less resilient than the higher quality stuff a normal SSD leading to a situation where a single dead micro SD card will cause your whole DIY SSD to damage and all your data lost abruptly.
After inserting the Micro SD cards in their respective slots you use the cord provided in the box to plug the your DIY storage device to your PC and watch as your PC boots into it showing you the complete storage space it summed up the Micro SD cards into.
Finally, you can run an OS on your new DIY SSD storage and enjoy the beauty of having an SSD actually made by you. Although, you can’t compare the performance of the normal SSD device your DIY SSD storage.
What do you think about this product?
Are you better off buying a normal SSD drive or will you try to get your hands dirty to see for yourself how this product actually works.
Head on to Amazon and order for this Micro SD to SSD converter.