Thursday, June 4th 2015

Giada Unveils Intel "Skylake" Based NUC

Embedded systems and IPC major Giada is one of the first to openly exhibit a NUC (next unit of computing) compact desktop based on Intel's 6th generation Core "Skylake" processor. The i80 Ultra-Compact Mini PC by Giada features a "Skylake-U" dual-core processor, meant for Ultrabooks and NUCs; and tucks in four USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 ac WLAN, gigabit Ethernet (Intel controller), mini-DisplayPort, and HDMI 2.0, with just enough room for an mSATA SSD; in a compact chassis that measures 116.6 mm x 111 mm x 47.5 mm.
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5 Comments on Giada Unveils Intel "Skylake" Based NUC

#1
Uplink10
I thought mSATA was going to be replaced by M.2.
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TheinsanegamerN
Uplink10 said:
I thought mSATA was going to be replaced by M.2.
Considering that M.2 drives are limited to 512GB for some reason, and that the speed increases are of marginal use, I'd rather have mSATA. also, mSATA is smaller than 80mm M.2. And some M.2 drives are having overheating problems

wait, why is M.2 a thing again?
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yogurt_21
TheinsanegamerN said:
Considering that M.2 drives are limited to 512GB for some reason, and that the speed increases are of marginal use, I'd rather have mSATA. also, mSATA is smaller than 80mm M.2. And some M.2 drives are having overheating problems

wait, why is M.2 a thing again?
why is SATA based M.2 a thing? no idea offers no benefits over mSATA.

Why is PCI Express base M.2 a thing? Well that extra 4Gbps of throughput is quite nice.
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Uplink10
TheinsanegamerN said:
wait, why is M.2 a thing again?
Because it is supposed to replace mSATA and it is also smaller (the smallest variant):
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xaira
i always preferred msata due to the small form factor, m.2 is complicated, and most of the ssds are too long, there are small m.2 ssds, but they rarely cross 128gb, while msata is the smae size at 1tb...if 2242 size can become the norm in pci-e and get the size up to 1tb, then ill change my opinion to m.2, but for now, im msata all the way
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