Hydrid Hard Drive

Mass Availability of WD’s Solid-State Hybrid Drive Slips to 2014

"Western Digital announced its solid-state hybrid drives (SSHD), storage devices that combine high-speed NAND flash memory and high-capacity rotating media, last September, but since the products are still in development, they will likely miss window of opportunity this year and will only become available in new notebook PCs in 2014."

Hybrid Drives Will Outlive Solid-State Drives - Seagate.

"Seagate, one of the world's largest maker of hard disk drives, said that solid-state drives (SSDs) will be survived by hybrid drives that feature both flash memory and traditional magnetic media. Moreover, according to Seagate, only a fraction of expensive computers feature SSDs." | more

Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Hard Drive

"The only SSD drives that are affordable to most end users are mearly 80GB SSDs which is pretty small and doesn’t leave much room for applications and/or games. There is a new option on the market provided by Seagate called Momentus XT which is a hybrid drive which has the storage of a SATA and SSD-like performance"

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