Seagate Introduces Third-Generation Hybrid Drive Technology

Seagate Announces New Solid-State Hybrid Drives

by Anton Shilov
03/05/2013 | 08:34 AM

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.