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News Crucial launches mSATA m4 SSD family

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 17 Jul 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. alex101

    alex101 Geek

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    "...that takes up just one-eight..."

    one-eighth?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Quite. Fixed, ta.
     
  4. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Nice. I've been thinking of using mSATA on my next ITX build.
     
  5. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Finally, been struggling to find a decent msata ssd for my laptop....
     
  6. aLtikal

    aLtikal 1338-One step infront of the pro's

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    Would it be worth having a Crucial mSATA 256gb and an M4 256mb? Would there be any benefit in speed atall?
     
  7. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    Tempted to pick up a 128GB mSATA for my Z68XP-UD3 and finally make use of the mSATA slot.
     
  8. mi1ez

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    Exactly what crossed my mind!
     
  9. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Anyone found these for sale anywhere?
     
  10. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    The biggest issue with mSATA3 drives is... motherboards having only mSATA2 or no mSATA at all.
     
  11. fluxtatic

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    "...without needing to make room for a full-size SSD."

    I see what you mean, considering laptops, ultrabooks, mini-ITX, etc. But what first popped into my head was "yeah, such a burden, finding room for a 2.5" drive." Then again, sitting to my immediate right is a mid-tower with an ATX board. To my left is a Mini-ITX...with 4 3.5" HDDs and space for a 5th.

    I'm all for this. In my (hopefully not-too-distant) future is a stupid-small Mini-ITX build. I'd like to go smaller, but the price/performance you get in Pico-ITX and the like is atrocious. In that sort of scenario, not having to make space for even a 2.5" drive would be awesome.

    What I'd really like is to be able to run Windows on an RPi or a competitor. I really want to build a car PC that would fit in the head-unit spot in the dash, but I don't want to futz with Linux. Nothing against Linux, but Linux and I don't get along. I'd like to concentrate on the build, not getting software working. Seems the only way to get that will be Pico-ITX, though, since it would need to be x86 (no chance I'm tearing apart a Win8RT tablet, either - there will be no Metro in my car PC.)

    Hmm...how long until I can pick up a Medfield phone cheap on eBay?
     
  12. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile(and yes, thats 724Mb/s)

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    Hmmmm tempted by this as my M5G have a mSATA3 slot I believe...
     
  13. ArthurB

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    Scan are selling them...

    http://www.scan.co.uk/search.aspx?q=M4SSD3

    I noticed them while looking for the regular M4 SSDs earlier this week.
     
  14. Voodoo

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    Nice drive. There is an interesting article about the performance of this and other SSD's on Toms Hardware where showing large performance drop off's when it's more than half filled with data. I


    I'm still probably going to get one. :)
     
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