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Innodisk makes ddr3-adapter for M.2 SSDs

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yeah, you read that right, a DDR3 Memory adapter for M.2. SSDs ?!  Innodisk is a manufacturer for memory and storage products as many of you know. Now if you'd use NAND flas as system memory then a ...

    Innodisk makes ddr3-adapter for M.2 SSDs
     
  2. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    ^ Boss is right, this is just retarded.
    - sacrificing memory slots just as means to power and place this somewhere in PC case.
    - having to wire it to SATA3 port anyway, gaining no benefits of m.2
     
  3. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    It looks pretty complex for a simple power adaptor.
     
  4. dj_aris

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    Hey the other way around would be much more interesting! Imagine a 16GB DDR3 so-dimm (if such a large module does exist) in a 4-lane M.2 adapter. That would easily reach - I don't know - maybe the whole 4x 32GBps? :)

    No actually usability for most of us but still would be fun I guess.
     

  5. Darkje

    Darkje Member Guru

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    it would be interesting if it had direct memory access through the memory bus, to put data blocks in there at ddr2200 bus speeds over the 64b width path, but that seems unlikely ...
     
  6. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    Why not just get the power from a SATA power plug... too obvious? What about including a molex to SATA power plug? It it were data capable it would make sense being in DDR3, but since it's only power. Wouldn't it have the possibility of compatibility issues with certain motherboards, since the DDR3 slots aren't really meant to be used in this fashion?
     
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    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    I guess they are doing it just because they can? So their name will be in the news.
    Because seriously... why? It's bottlenecked anyway. Perhaps it's for those that don't have any PCIe slots available.
     
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    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    I bet they're using DDR3 for data transfer, and SATA port is just for detection/boot/other compatibility-related stuff.
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    I've been sharing the same thoughts. I also wonder how this would work if your RAM voltage was higher or lower than average.

    For someone like myself who doesn't have a M.2 slot and spare RAM slots, this would be fine for me to use, if the price is right. But I don't get it, isn't M.2 slightly based on PCIe? Why not just make a PCIe card to accept M.2? Then you get both your power source and a faster, direct connection. Put it on a ribbon cable and you can slip it by a dual-slot GPU.
     
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    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    Too true, we know the principle works because of Revodrive, and it wouldn't infringe on any patents regarding Revodrive either (assumingly).
     

  11. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    The way I see it they made M2 ssd possible on older mobos
     
  12. Athlonite

    Athlonite Maha Guru

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    so Innodisk can make an M2 adapter the size of a DDR3 dimm so why the fruck is asus's x4 card so freakin huge
     
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    Less cables, that's about all I come up with.
     
  14. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Man with the standard motherboards with 4 DIMM slots I don't see how useful this would be considering that many would give up one DIMM slot with one of these unless they are only using only 2 slots and it does not disable the dual channel memory mode. But with the Extreme boards that support Quad channel kits I can see those people possibility of them using this because they have 8 RAM slots.
     
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    I can only see one market for this and is the POS market, for getting things tidy inside tiny spaces.
     

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    DDR3 slots? Only for POWER? The only advantage is Less cables.... Cables wouldn't be noticeable if the Case is Opaque..... So it makes almost no sense except for use in MOBOS without CASE.....

    Really POS.... :) :bang:

    Who uses older MOBOS?
    And even no support for Notebooks....
    POS

    :bang: :)
     
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