Hoodman continues to take advantage of their ability to build state of the art RAW CompactFlash cards. Hoodman RAW CompactFlash cards now use SSD flash inside. SSD (solid state drive) flash is designed to replace hard drives in computers. SSD flash is the most stable, reliable and expensive flash you can put in a CompactFlash memory card. SSD flash lasts through 500,000 cycles of life. 1 cycle of life equals filling a memory card and then reformatting the memory card. Taking the extra high tech road keeps Hoodman RAW CompactFlash memory cards shooting 490,000 times beyond the point where its competitors have failed.