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Seagate Technology Group on Tuesday introduced its new, third-generation, hard disk drives with NAND flash cache. The new solid-state hard drives (SSHDs) for notebooks, ultra-slim notebooks and desktops will ship this spring and will enable solid-state drive levels of performance for inexpensive storage devices.

Seagate’s laptop SSHDs will be available in 1TB (2.5”/9.5mm form-factor, dual-platter) and 500GB (2.5”/7mm form-factor, dual-platter) capacities as well as with 5400rpm spindle-speed. The solid-state hard drives are equipped with 64MB DRAM cache as well as 8GB multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash cache. Seagate’s laptop and laptop thin SSHDs provide up to 40% faster storage performance than previous generation mobile hybrid hard drives. Seagate SSHD technology is up to 5 times faster than a standard 5400rpm notebook hard drive.

Seagate’s SSHDs are based on a new version of Seagate’s own Adaptive Memory technology, which identifies and stores only the most critical data a system needs to go fast. As a result, SSHDs will cost you just slightly more than a standard hard drive while delivering dramatically faster performance.

 

The Seagate desktop SSHD features up to 2TB of capacity and 8GB of NAND flash making it ideal for accelerating the most commonly used PC applications and delivering high desktop performance with all the storage capacity needed for any computing scenario.

“Seagate’s engineers have really out done themselves this time. Our new SSHDs serve up your favorite content with the lightning-fast performance you have to experience to believe. With these new drives it’s like adding a turbo-charge to your PC, without having to sacrifice capacity, at a price that’s easy on your wallet. Now consumers can create, store and consume digital content like a pro without having to spend like one,” said Scott Horn, Seagate’s vice president of marketing.

Tags: Seagate, HDD, SSHD, SSD, NAND, Flash

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Seagate’s laptop SSHDs will be available in 1TB (2.5”/9.5mm form-factor, dual-platter) and 500GB (2.5”/7mm form-factor, dual-platter
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Shouldn't that read single platter ???, there is no need for dual platter in 500GB drives
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 03/07/13 11:30:15 PM]
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5400RPM for your 3rd gen Hybrid drives don't make sense. It is opposite to your policy of desktop drives, where you no longer make 5400/5900RPM desktop drive but just 7200RPM drives. This was because you think 5400RPM drives waste time and don't save that much power and you are exactly right.
Why not make the same policy for laptop drives? Power consumption isn't an issue. A 5400RPM vs 7200RPM drive takes less than 1 watt more on average. I know hybrid drives are a bit different but they still benefit from fast mechanicals since it's only 8GB of flash and doesn't cache writes.
0 0 [Posted by: danwat1234  | Date: 03/14/13 06:00:46 PM]
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