|RE:Taiwan motherboards (modified 0 times) ||emtnman|
|You can still buy many industrial passive backplane processor cards that support DOC, as that was its primary purpose... storing data in a ruggedized industrial environment. DOC devices have rapidly given way to DOM (Disk-On-Module) and IDE Flash disk devices that look exactly like a hard-drive to the PC and plug directly into the IDE cable. As IDE devices, you need no special drivers to access them, plus they are cheaper (but still very expensive) and faster than DOC. See:|
As of last September, the smaller capacity DOM devices were running about $3/mb, while the higher capacity IDE flash disks were running about $2.75/mb, qty 20+ from Taiwan. I'm sure the prices have dropped, but they're still going to be very expensive... especially with 2.5" hard drives running $.02/mb and 3.5" drives running $.005/mb... a pretty huge price difference!