Over the years I have always spend dollar on dollar for super fast CF cards. I'm always thinking I need a faster card which do speed up the importing of my photos just in case. I'm always needing higher capacity for a newer camera or need more capacity when I'm on a trip and I want to retain a backup of my photos apart from the set already imported into my computer. I've never thought twice about this. Today I have realized this: Prices are ridiculous. I am ashamed of myself to say the least. I could have bought that spanking new lens or even upgraded my camera body instead. Instead I blew it on some dumb memory card. Too bad I need the memory capacity I just bought (not to mention the really fast import speed) or I'd return it already. Anyways, this got me thinking: Would it be better to start investing in SSDs for backup? I could buy a 512GB SSD, put that in an external and use that for backing up my photos on trips (BTW the 512GB SSD would be cheaper than buying the new 128GB CF cards). Sure a lot speed would be wasted, but the added shock resistance of solid state memory would surely be advantageous. Thoughts on this?