So, after all of my snarking that PATA SSD drives were still available, they're ... kinda drying up.
And the disk in my spare empeg just died...
The Kingspec ones have a one-month lead time, and the Transcend ones are ridiculously expensive (£108 for 64GB).
What's the story with CF adapters? I found this Syba Best Connectivity adapter
which looks like it'll make the physical fitting easy, but (a) I'm not sure of the implication of "dual compact flash" and (b) does it work anyway?
Or should I just wedge one of these from StarTech
in there instead?