Samsung hybrid flash HDD coming together with Windows Vista

Posted on Saturday, May 20 2006 @ 13:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports Samsung will ship their Hybrid Hard Disk (HHD) in conjunction with the Windows Vista rollout.
Samsung Electronics will exhibit a commercial prototype of a Hybrid Hard Disk (HHD), a next-generation hard drive for notebooks and PCs that integrates NAND flash memory with rotating magnetic storage. The HHD will be exhibited with two cache densities, 128MB and 256MB, at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Seattle from May 23-24, 2006.

According to Jon Kang, senior vice president, technical marketing group, Samsung Semiconductor, the Samsung HHD will be able to extend the battery life for notebooks while improving boot and resume performance. With an HHD, consumers receive a system that boots or resumes up to twice as fast as conventional HDDs, lasts 20-30 minutes longer on battery and is up to five times more reliable, Samsung stated.
In 2007 Intel will also introduce its hybrid PC storage solution, called Robson.

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