1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Active Media Products Launches IDE Flash Disk Module (DOM) Line

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,546 (11.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,644
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Active Media Products, a leading manufacturer of DOMs, SSDs and USB drives, today announced a new line of IDE Flash DOM (Disk on Module) drives that are smaller, lighter, faster and more reliable than rotating media, making them ideal for use in servers, networking, industrial, military and embedded applications. These new Parallel ATA flash disk modules are offered in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities, built with highly reliable MLC NAND Flash.

    "We developed these PATA DOMs in response to demand from our industrial customers who need relatively small but highly reliable storage drives for use in server appliances," explained Active Media Products VP of Sales, Jerry Thomson. These DOMs have been validated on the latest Opteron 6100 (Magny Cours) server motherboards to ensure compatibility with the newest server hardware. Designed with industry standard 40-pin and 44-pin female IDE connectors, they are compatible with myriads of existing motherboards and systems.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    These new FDMs are available now through Amazon, or to OEMs directly from AMP at approximate prices as follows: 8GB models $63, 16GB models $85, 32GB models $159. For more information, please visit this page.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2010
  2. HillBeast

    HillBeast New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    407 (0.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    27
    Location:
    New Zealand
    So they are basically really small SSDs? Interesting.
     
  3. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,599 (3.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,223
    A bit pricey imo, but otherwise I kinda like it.

    It's a bit of a shame it's for an older intercace though. Controllers for IDE/PATA are not that pricey though,.,,
     
  4. Phxprovost

    Phxprovost Xtreme Refugee

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,216 (0.61/day)
    Thanks Received:
    262
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    so can i jam one of these in that useless ide slot on my mobo? :confused:
     
  5. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,546 (11.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,644
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Yes. DOMs are convenient if you want to make NAS servers using old PC parts.
     
  6. lism New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    138 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Not really. Flash disks tend to last a lil longer without having issues like SSD's have.
     
  7. sttubs

    sttubs

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    645 (0.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    97
    Could you use these in a regular desktop PC as a cheap alternative for the SSD's, it would just be for the OS.
     
  8. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,639 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,399
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    I guess "Old PC Parts" are the operative words. Have to assume there really is a market for these.
     
    scaminatrix says thanks.
  9. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,546 (11.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,644
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Every PC-based (those which are driven by x86 processors) NAS-maker uses DOMs. The DOM is bootable and houses the NAS' OS.
     
    scaminatrix says thanks.
  10. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,639 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,399
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    Commonly with an IDE interface?
     
  11. Poisonsnak New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2005
    Messages:
    363 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    18
    Location:
    Saskatoon, SK
    Huh finally I might be able to put an SSD in that old laptop of mine. Kind of slow though, 80MB read and 38MB write. I wonder what the 4k random performance is, hopefully it isn't like the JMF602
     
  12. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,546 (11.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,644
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Yes, commonly IDE, though you also get SATA DOMs. NAS-makers use IDE DOMs to free up SATA ports to the actual hard drives the NAS is holding.
     
    Sasqui says thanks.
  13. Hayder_Master

    Hayder_Master

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    5,175 (2.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    638
    Location:
    IRAQ-Baghdad
    looks it's nice idea, but for old server i see SCSI HDD's still can do the job
     
  14. zads New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    66 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Location:
    San Jose, Ca
    lol @ piss poor marketing picture, did they use MS Paint to generate it?
    Almost certainly a rebadged product from 3rd party manufacturer

    Actually they use the same controller and firmware that a "full-size" SSD uses.
     
  15. Initialised

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Messages:
    264 (0.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Would make a nice hibernation device for a quick boot.
     
  16. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,797 (3.61/day)
    Thanks Received:
    546
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    Never heard of these (read: DOM) before....interesting.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page