Tag Archives: Modding

IDE/PATA SD Card Adapter

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?

SD Adapter

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.


One Beautiful System

This person made a nice case for their um…computer? Hmm…its definitely a big sign of ultimate geekiness when one builds a computer case resembling a woman. But its still quiet well done and worth a big mention. See it all at Popuplace.

Case 1

Case 2

Case 3


Solar Powered Prius

Solar Electrical Vehicles offers a kit to convert your existing Prius into a solar powered (well, not totally) car. They claim to get 20 miles per day in total electric mode. Makes pretty good sense to me. I drive about 2 miles one way to work. On that basis, most days I would never have to

burn gas to get anywhere.

Solar Prius