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Seagate: 80 percent of HDDs may become hybrid in five years

Posted on Saturday, July 24 2010 @ 13:56:50 CEST by

Seagate executive David Mosley predicts as much as 80 percent of his firm's hard drives may become hybrid five years from now:
A high-ranking executive of Seagate Technology said that he would not be surprised if the vast majority of hard disk drives (HDDs) in five years will have a special flash buffer to ensure high performance. The leading maker of hard drives also indicated that the demand towards the company's Momentus XT HDD is high.

"We feel really good about the [Momentus XT] product and I think as I have said on occasion looking out five years I would not be shocked if 80% of our portfolio is hybrid. [...] We believe that the hybrid drives [...], the drives where you basically utilize silicon technology in combination with HDD as probably by far in a way a better solution for the vast majority of client computing," said David Mosley, executive vice president of sales, marketing and product line management at Seagate, during quarterly conference call with financial analysts.



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