The Supermicro SATA DOM (Disk on Module), the SuperDOM, is a small SATA3 (6Gb/s) flash memory module designed to be conveniently inserted into a serverboard SATA connector to provide high performance solid state storage capacity that simulates a hard disk drive (HDD). Supermicro SATA DOMs are extremely reliable without any moving parts like standard HDDs and are smaller in size and lighter in weight with greatly improved performance, latency and power consumption (~ 1W-2W per SATA DOM vs. 6W-7W for an HDD).
The Supermicro SuperDOM operates up to 2x faster than other SATA DOM products in the industry. Due to its optimized design the Supermicro SuperDOM does not require a 5V power cable as do other SATA DOM products on the market, thus improving performance and reliability. However, it is still backward compatible with server boards requiring this 5V power cable. The Supermicro SuperDOM is available in 128GB, 64GB, 32GB, and 16GB capacities and supports all Supermicro SuperServer® products and solutions.
The Supermicro SuperDOM is designed for use as a boot drive, backup recovery device, license drive, OS installation device (replacing CD/DVD-ROMs), embedded system storage element (to be deployed into very harsh environments where mechanical hard disk drives would fail), or in a thin client due to its small size and power requirements. The Supermicro SuperDOM can be ordered as an integrated unit with all Supermicro SuperServer® systems to create additional customer value.
Supermicro SATA DOM (SuperDOM) Advantages
Performance Advantage: Up to 2x faster than competitive products
Optimized Design: Approximately 1 sq. in. in size, no power cable necessary*
Power Savings: Consumes only 1~2w per module vs. 6~7w on HDD
Available in 128GB, 64GB, 32GB, and 16GB models
Supports ALL Supermicro Server Solutions
* No power cable necessary on Supermicro yellow SATA connector. Additional 5V power connection needed on traditional SATA connector.
Plugs into SATA connector on motherboard
For X10 motherboards: yellow SATA connector, built-in power pins - no need for power cable
For X9 motherboards: white SATA connector - requires 5V cable