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Recycle Your Old microSD Cards Into an SSD Drive

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Instead of giving your unwanted memory cards away to your parents, or putting them someplace safe where they'll inevitably get lost, this easy-to-build kit lets you turn a bunch of unused microSD cards into a far more useful SSD drive.

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Assembly is as easy as jamming four equally sized microSD cards—we're assuming the drive's on-board RAID controller needs them all of equal capacity—into four slots on the bottom of the circuit board, and then sticking into a 2.5-inch drive bay. Cards up to 32GB in size are supported, giving you a very usable 128GB of high-speed storage, and for best results you'll want to stick with Class 10 cards.

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At $80 it's a relatively cheap way to get your hands on an SSD. As long as you've already got a stockpile of unused memory cards that you didn't cheap out on in terms of speed and performance when you originally bought them, [GeekStuff4U]

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MichaelScrip
Michael Scrip

It's a cool idea... but how many people have old microSD cards of a decent size?

And 4 of them too?

I think I have an old 2GB microSD card from an old Blackberry Curve. So I have a few more to go!

My advice... take the $80 it would take to buy this controller and put it towards a real SSD drive.

A 120GB Samsung 840 EVO is only $100... Amazon