meveric wrote:fractal wrote:But some are some SoCs aimed at Set top boxes. I should think a PVR would need some cheap, bulk storage.
I wouldn't call a m-sata device a "cheap" bulk data. Even a crappy 5400 rpm HDD has at least 30 MiB/sec that's 240Mbit data stream, I know of no movie that uses such high data stream, normal blurays only have 54 Mbit/sec at most. So having a m-sata solution is not only very expensive but also very over dimentioned for the speed requirements.
And if I really have a PVR device, I would rather have 2TB of cheap storage to store tons of shows, than 128 GB of very fast expensive storage
3D XPoint have potential to be 10x cheap than SSD, HDD is correct for this hardware due 1000Mbps ethernet limitation. But no native SATA port, it's why I keep my cubieboard on Allwinner A20.