Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 12 May 2011.
This could work really well as as a swap disk for windows, props to gigabyte for leading innovation.
I saw a Z68 based gigabyte motherboard today... not the msata version but the ud6 instead... still loocked cool though
I don't doubt that this use-a-SSD-to-speed-up-normal-drives works... but why onboard and not offboard?
Anandtech have a good article on using a Sandforce SSD with this chipset:
Having just bought a P67 mobo can I say that I am really angry that computer components keep moving on. WHY WON'T THEY JUST STOP. For the love of God, JUST STOP. And so on and so forth
On a more serious note. Why not just wait until SSD's are mainstream? My first hard drive was 30MB, that's right 30 MEGABYTES. It cost an awful lot of money at the time. Soon SSD's will take over from mechanical disk based drives. They will be cheap and have massive storage. Now I laugh. MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Why not just offer the same features over a normal sata connection? Oh b/c then you could use any size drive and actually save money... on that note what is the point of this again?
Just a thought ... seems to me that this would be great to use to have OS installed in a *read-only* SSD and write all hardware drivers & software installs (applications) on hard drive ... this would make the computer more 'fool'-proof & keep the OS from being corruptible (except for hardware failure)! Maybe have certain basic apps (web browser, paint/pic viewer/editor, media player, document editor, etc) on the SSD as well and have any option changes written to hard drive?
I think the overall potential for incorporating mSATA onto the motherboard is quite exciting, if you're forward-thinking enough. For example, If the throughput were there, I'm sure some "firmware" could be written to an SSD, or another mSATA device, and utilized as an inexpensive RAID controller for other "down-stream" disk arrays...
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