emmc to sata adapter?

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emmc to sata adapter?

Unread post by mad_ady » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:06 am

I've been wondering - would it be possible to build an emmc to sata bridge? Meaning you plug it in the emmc port at one end and you get a sata interface for disks at the other end (+ external power from other pins if needed).

I'm guessing this wouldn't work, or has poor performance, otherwise HK would have built it by now, but if it could work these would be the benefits:
* high speed disk interface (100+MBps)
* ability to boot from disk (hopefully)

Now, I'd like to learn why this wouldn't work, or why it wouldn't be practical.
The benefit would be a C1/C2 powered fast NAS. :)

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Re: emmc to sata adapter?

Unread post by odroid » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am

I've never seen such bridge chipset.
I think there is no silicon vendor interested in this vertical market.

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Re: emmc to sata adapter?

Unread post by mad_ady » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:48 pm

I take it that the interfaces are very different then and a simple bridge is not possible. Oh, well - at least now I know why :)

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