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Active Media Products Debuts USB DOM Line

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  1. btarunr

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    Active Media Products, a leading manufacturer of SSDs and DOMs, today announced immediate availability of 8GB and 16GB low-profile 9-pin USB 2.0 disk on module (DOM) drives that are designed for servers and embedded computing applications.

    "We're continuing to expand our lineup of DOM products, which already includes 9 different types of SATA and PATA DOMs in capacities up to 64GB. These new USB DOMs are by far the smallest, lightest and lowest power drives in our DOM family," Active Media Products VP of Sales, Jerry Thomson said in a statement. Maximum active power for these USB DOMs is rated at a mere 150MA. Moreover, DOMs offer superior resistance to shock, vibration, dust and temperature extremes than hard disk drives, making them advantageous for use in industrial environments.

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    These Type-1 USB DOMs are designed for low-profile enclosures. Measuring just 35mm x 21mm, they have a very small footprint. AMP's new USB DOMs are available now on Amazon.com or directly on ActiveMP.com.

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    Looks like a great little product to install Linux for a small home server.
     
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    I actually click expecting much higher prices, but I'm pleasently surprised. $36 is a darn good price for something like this.
     
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    amazing actually
     
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    So it's basically a flash drive that plugs directly into a USB header?
    Seems kind of pricey to me for the capacities they mention.
     
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    $36 sounds pretty reasonable to me.
     
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    Sort of, but these aren't classed as removable devices, so Windows can be installed on them, unlike most USB flash drives.
     
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    They should make the header interchangeable so it can be placed on any direction.
     
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    I see your point, Newt, but who would install Windows on only an 8 or 16GB device?
    Would have to be a mighty lean install if you wanted anything else on the drive.
     
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    +1 Yes would be able to get a few live cd's into the 8gb version for a multiboot option or a good embedded distro with lot of options.

    Wonder what the performance of this is ?

    This would be ideal for a wifi router upgrade "optware" or small embedded device that needs a lot of data capture space.
    Imagine how happy a scientist with remote monitoring some volcano or tide / weather something would be with extra space like this, just remove the plastic connector and solder the cables directly on there.

    Wait actually you can use a normal usb stick then remove the cover + connectors and end up with the same + chip/driver compensation.
     
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    It's designed for embedded systems, lean is the name of the game.
     
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    But... Can you RAID them? (You know someone was probably going to ask sooner or later!)

    You know, thinking about it, with Windows 8 being able to install from something like this, having this and all your drivers, etc. on it hooked up internally could be kind of nice, if you had to ever re-install Windows.
     

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