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Half-baked ideas

Recently, surfing the net I came across the site where people advance various ideas. First I was interested in this: http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/DIY_20SSD_20(version_201)#1329873572 The point is to create a SSD using USB thumb drives. We decided to calculate the economic aspect of this project. It was found that much easier and cheaper is to buy a ready-made SSD rather than try to create it with heaps of USB thumb drives. With thumbdrives, you get the cheapest price per gigabyte if you use 7x 64GB USB thumb drives and one 7-port USB 3.0 hub (the cheapest hub at newegg). Thus, the price of such 448 GB storage is 79 cents per gigabyte while for 480 GB SSD the price is 67 cents per gigabyte. Further I encountered this idea http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/DIY_20SSD_20(version_203)#1338542003 The idea intends to combine old computers into network and to create iSCSI RAM disks. Looks really interesting save for one problem. The problem is that an electric bill very quickly becomes more e…