Bottom line is, you only lose maybe 500MB-1GB of storage space and you can always have a SSD that contains firmware or presets AND you still get to continue using that card. - and you don't have to buy anything else, no extra SSD's or adapters or anything.
EDIT: - BTW, you would only need to do this to one card. Not all cards would need to have this. You simply pick a card, load into the RED MAG reader and run a utility program on your computer that formats the card and creates the partition. If the camera sees that partition on a SSD, it gives you those features, if not, business as usual.