Turn Leftover Micro-SD Cards Into an SSD

Most of us probably don't, but there may be a few among us who happen to have a bunch of MicroSD cards just lying around, being unused. Well, especially for you folks, GeekStuff4U.com is selling a MicroSD SSD creator kit.

This kit allows you to take up to four SD cards, and put them in a 2.5" form factor converter. Each card can be up to 32 GB in size, allowing for crafted SSDs of up to 128 GB. Undoubtedly, it uses a raid controller inside. Also, according to the site, the gadget can bring Windows Experience Index Score up to 3.6 for storage. Faster cards would obviously lead to higher scores.

The MicroSD SSD Creator Kit retails for a price of $79.56, so it might not be the cheapest way to land yourself a 128 GB SSD, but it is certainly an amusing little trick.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • eddieroolz
    It's an interesting idea, but the technical limitations and the price may be a hurdle.
  • anti-painkilla
    Does anyone know how the low classes will work in these? I am betting that they will be as slow as the slowest card.

    It does not really seem worth it unless you have access to free 32GB class 10 microSD cards.
  • Leftbranch
    Even then it isn't worth it. You can buy brand new 128gb SSD drives now for $79 on sale. Even the slowest SSD will be days faster than this.
  • darobin
    It was of course Photofast that first came out with
    their 9000 SSD, which accepts SIX SD cards. In
    theory enabling one to put six 128 GB cards in and
    have a hefty SSD. I have one of these and though
    I had high hopes it would work, it did not, at least using
    the SDHC cards I put in. Still working on it....the Photofast
    SSD/SD is no longer available new...
  • smeezekitty
    Too slow. Even four in RAID will be quite slow - probably not much better then a mech drive.
  • ddpruitt
    I don't see why this is news. These are readily available for a much cheaper price. As I recall Tom's has already done articles on these in the past.
  • nukemaster
    The low access times may be nice, but as many have said, ANY ssd will be faster and cheaper.

    The SSD's also have better wear leveling and should last longer.
  • w8gaming
    Considering 128Gb SSD is really only about twice the price of this controller, and the slow speed such controller is going to operate at, this is not a viable device at all.
  • belardo
    Hack-Tech like this rarely works well, especially performance wise.
    Costs too much, works too slow. Even a $70 500GB HD would be faster and more reliable than this junk.
  • gondor
    All-in-one internal card readers that plug into USB cost literally a couple of dollars. MicroSD cards aren't all that bandwidth-hungry so unless these guys bring the price down into same range (no more than $10) I predict a glorious fail for them.