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SOURCE- http://it.tmcnet.com/topics/it/artic...-disk-chip.htm

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The tiny sized drive can accommodate data capacities up to 32GB or 64GB compressed compactly within a small size less than the same of a U.S. quarter coin. Offering support to both standard IDE or SATA host interfaces, the OC177 NAND drive measures just 22mm x 22mm x 1.8mm, and is being sold with a trade name of DOC by Foremay. Initially, the drive is being offered in a capacity up to 32GB that will soon be increased to 64GB by the third quarter of the year. Featuring a read/write speed up to 70/40 MB per second

“Foremay’s DOC drive eliminates the need to have a “disk drive” attached to the computer motherboard,” commented Jack Winters, chief technical officer at Foremay Inc. “The DOC can be soldered directly onto the motherboard via its LGA or BGA pins
Love how the ssds are moving along. This isnt the fastest drive ever but imagine not having to even have a hard drive in your HTPC.
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ya im realy liking the idea of a SSD built directly onto a motherboard it would make mitx systems even smaller.
Also unless im mistaken this is going to really help make larger capacity ssds become a reality.
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Storage built directly onto a motherboard is not a good idea in my opinion because if the storage device dies for whatever reason you need to replace the whole board.
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Storage built directly onto a motherboard is not a good idea in my opinion because if the storage device dies for whatever reason you need to replace the whole board.
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Storage built directly onto a motherboard is not a good idea in my opinion because if the storage device dies for whatever reason you need to replace the whole board.
But imagine, instead of having a SATA cord and SATA power, you have a slot reminiscent of a RAM slot, and you pop a very low-profile card into that slot and bam, small mITX SSD in a VERY small footprint.

It doesn't have to be soldered onto the board.
 
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But imagine, instead of having a SATA cord and SATA power, you have a slot reminiscent of a RAM slot, and you pop a very low-profile card into that slot and bam, small mITX SSD in a VERY small footprint.

It doesn't have to be soldered onto the board.
Why not just have a USB size device that plugs directly into a SATA port?
    
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But imagine, instead of having a SATA cord and SATA power, you have a slot reminiscent of a RAM slot, and you pop a very low-profile card into that slot and bam, small mITX SSD in a VERY small footprint.

It doesn't have to be soldered onto the board.
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I think that would be a great idea allowing for removal or upgrade of the hd while retaining the small footprint of the drive with out the need for extra cables or ports
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But imagine, instead of having a SATA cord and SATA power, you have a slot reminiscent of a RAM slot, and you pop a very low-profile card into that slot and bam, small mITX SSD in a VERY small footprint.

It doesn't have to be soldered onto the board.
That's a different story, but the article said specifically it being soldered onto the board, which I don't think is a good idea. Specially since storage is typically the first thing that needs to be replaced.
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I agree directly soldering the drive on to the board is a bad idea but the fact they have managed to get that much space on to a drive that small while retaining acceptable speeds is awesome. Who knows what else this could lead to as well. Larger capacity ssds or as said before a small old school ram style slot you can exchange drives out of directly on the board

I would definetly pick up a board that had the ability to pop one of these drives onto it. There are still some logistics to work out but its a realy cool idea none the less
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