So I'm looking at getting a new laptop, and I don't think an SSD would be worth the expense, but I thought that using ReadyBoost with some Flash memory permanently jammed in the laptop's memory slot would provide some of the benefits of an SSD for not much money. So I'm wondering, what's the cheapest Flash memory format, per GB?
The Dell Studio 15 memory card slot supports 8 types, for instance:
- Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
- Multi Media Card (MMC)
- xD Picture Card (xD)
- Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD)
- Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC)
- Memory Stick (MS)
- Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)
Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO)
Which type gets the most capacity/speed per dollar spent?
More generally, is there a source/website that shows up-to-date per-GB costs of lots of different media (including SSD, HDD, optical, RAM, etc) for comparison/cost-benefit purposes?