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Gigabyte Readies mSATA-Equipped Z68 Motherboards, Bait mSATA Larson Creek SSD Modules

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As Intel's Smart Response technology and 311 Series "Larson Creek" SSD gain market traction along with the Intel Z68 chipset platform jointly released on 10th May, Gigabyte is designing four new motherboards that come with a mSATA slot. Smart Response is a technology that uses SSD to cache large hard drives, improving storage performance and system responsiveness. To propagate it, Intel released an inexpensive low-capacity SSD line, the 311 series, which uses SLC NAND flash that features higher erase cycles.

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smaller pc's!
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Nice.

Now put out a board with 4 or more ports for some mSATA RAID action!
 
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lol no one remembers the first eee pc's or what?
instead of giving us some real mini pcie slot for some broadcom crystal HD action or wlan they use this crippled port

There are adapter out with just pcie to mpcie that work. What's the point?
 

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lol no one remembers the first eee pc's or what?
instead of giving us some real mini pcie slot for some broadcom crystal HD action or wlan they use this crippled port

There are adapter out with just pcie to mpcie that work. What's the point?
What? What are you talking about? This is mSATA, has nothing to do with PCI.