This cool little tool lets you transform your typical Secure Digital memory card into a solid state drive for your computer. By plugging this in an IDE (or what they call PATA now — Parallel ATA) slot, you can load your preferred OS on the card. The best advantage is that solid state drives are quite fast and that they can speed up your whole system. Of course, I could keep a regular hard disk drive around for my regular storage but why dare run your OS of one now?
There are some other inherint advantages. These are going to be quieter and use much less energy. Plus SD cards hold up really well to abuse. To top it all off, you can buy one for only $25. The next idea? Do this with SATA II. Plus buy an Extreme SD card with the fastest read/write speeds you can find. Benchmark the difference.