For everyone who has no idea what is going on in here (because that VR-Zone article is a travesty), read this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6293/ngff-ssds-putting-an-end-to-proprietary-ultrabook-ssd-form-factors
Originally Posted by Bit_reaper
Even if you just look at them side by side they look pretty much identical (aside form PCB color).
That Mac pic is of mSATA.
Originally Posted by s1rrah
Once the drives hit the mass market for desktops, you can bet they'll wrap it in some pretty plastic of some kind.
Can't wait ... such a small form factor is ridiculous! Will look awesome sticking up like a freakish thumb drive from one of the PCI-E ports ... I shudder to consider pricing, however.
It will not be wrapped in plastic. It does not plug into a PCIe slot. On a desktop motherboard, it would plug into a NGFF compatible combo card, such as those seen on ASUS' Maximus VI lineup.
I have also seen one design where it slips in where the heat pipe from the PCH would typically be. I can't remember what board that was though.Edited by zinfinion - 6/17/13 at 9:52am