There's lots of news on the solid state drive front these days. Recently I wrote about tiny integrated SSDs and now, barely more than a week later, comes news of another form of compact drive from Viking Modular. This one is much more consumer-friendly though; it's designed to occupy one of the DIMM slots that would normally be used to house your desktop computer's RAM. They call it the SATADIMM.
This is of particular interest to space-conscious hardware enthusiasts; a DIMM module is very compact, far smaller than a typical 3.5" or even 2.5" internal drive. It draws power from the DIMM socket's motherboard supply, eliminating one cable connection while making use of a single SATA cable for the data connection as any standard drive would.
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