mSATA Introduced for Netbook SSDs

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Is the flash type a type of SD card -type of flash?
If so the IOPS will be very low!
 

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Kind of makes sense, the only reason SDDs are the size they are is because they need to be the same form factor as existing 2.5" drives. If you take that form factor out of the running and they are the thickness of credit cards then laptop builders can start to scale down thickness of everything else.

One step closer to the 'PAD' style devices you see on Star Trek.
 

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"...that it is currently developing a specification for a mini-SATA (mSATA) interface connector, supporting 1.5 Gb/s and 3.0 Gb/s transfer rates."

Can someone explain to me why 6.0Gb/s is not included? As the article title says "mSATA Introduced for Netbook SSDs". Sure, the drives featuring the new connection will be physically smaller, but as SSD technology advances the transfer rates for the drives will increase past SATA2 rates. Well some current SSDs pretty much saturate SATA2 (3Gbps) already, I can just imagine the speed of future SSDs when this mSATA is finalized. 6-12 months?

Conclusion: We will have super-fast SSDs but the connection will be a bottleneck. How about that?
 

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[citation][nom]ProDigit80[/nom]Is the flash type a type of SD card -type of flash?If so the IOPS will be very low![/citation]

No way!
Electrically it will still be a SATAinterface, it's just a different format.
See here
 

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[citation][nom]backbydemand[/nom]Kind of makes sense, the only reason SDDs are the size they are is because they need to be the same form factor as existing 2.5" drives. If you take that form factor out of the running and they are the thickness of credit cards then laptop builders can start to scale down thickness of everything else.One step closer to the 'PAD' style devices you see on Star Trek.[/citation]

Actually the PADDs were ran with Isolinier chips which were both CPU and memory. Add a terequad of memory get a terahert of processing power from teh same part
 
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[citation][nom]ceteras[/nom]No way!Electrically it will still be a SATAinterface, it's just a different format.See here[/citation]
I was referring to the "credit-card sized SSDs", not the interface...
 
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