I'm having a hard time to deicide between a couple of options I have regarding the build of a new HTPC. I have decided to build a very energy efficient machine based around a mini-itx platform, and need a tiny bit of local storage for the OS locally. The thing is, I do not really want to use normal hard-drives as they have a pretty high power consumption. My other options are either a cheap 32 GB SSD drive (found one for just over $200 in SATA format) or to get a CF<->SATA or IDE adaptor and a cheap 32GB card. The machine will be on 24/7 mostly playing radio or music, and will play the occasional video over the network, so the chosen storage will not have to be very fast or large. I am looking for something reliable as I do not want to redo this machine for at least 3 years or so Link for the cheap SSD drive: http://flashmemoryking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_11&products_id=26 Found some cheap CF there: http://www.hboutlet.com.au/catalog/index.php?cPath=1732_1764 Will there be a big difference between the SSD and CF drive in my situation? As basically either solutions would work out to be the same price! Thanks Guys!