Heard about Solid State Disks?  No!?, well then you’d better start googling..

Basically a solid state disk is a ram ‘replacement’ for the HDD, the idea is less power consumption and maybe improved performance.  The problem is that HDD’s are cheap SSD is not (yet), however some clever ‘geeks’ in Japan has come up with a solution – a board that can host Compact Flash Ram modules and function as a SSD disk..  nice..

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its available as both SATA and PATA although the SATA is the only one I have seen links to on western web-sites.  But you can buy it directly from the manufacture, that is if your Japanese is better than mine 😉