Steady Hand Repurposes Cheap SSD Modules

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  1. HackaBot's Avatar

    HackaBot said:

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    For hackers, cheap (and arguably disposable) consumer hardware makes for a ready supply of free or low-cost components. When you can walk into a big box store and pick up a new low-end laptop for $150, how many are going to spend the money to repair or upgrade the one they have now? So the old ones go to the bin, or get sold online for parts. From an ecological standpoint our disposable society is terrible, but at least we get some tech bargains out of the deal.
    Case in point, the dirt cheap 32 GB eMMC SSDs [Jason Gin] [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
     
  2. Teajunkie's Avatar

    Teajunkie said:

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    That soldering is shocking!!

    Looks like stevie wonder did that shit.
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  3. pickie's Avatar

    pickie said:

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    i would also of made it perfect in looks and soldering, but i guess either the person cant solder, or dont care as long as it works
     
  4. evilsatan's Avatar

    evilsatan said:

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    He had to do some reverse engineering to figure out how to talk to them, and then some impressive fine-pitch soldering to get them plugged in, but in the end he got some very handy drives for an exceptionally low price.

    Also $12 for a crappy 32GB SSD and all this effort when SSD prices have crashed down and can get a 120GB Crucial drive for 20 which will be faster and more reliable. Still, fun to hack about if you have the time.