Seagate revealed yesterday that it has developed 5mm thick HDDs for ultrabooks and tablets and that is has submitted its fourth-generation hybrid hard drives for evaluation by computer builders. The HDD maker also confirmed that it will eventually make hybrid HDDs for desktops and servers. Full details at X-bit Labs.
“We are now on our third-generation, solid-state hybrid notebook drives, and we are expanding this technology into desktop and enterprise products. We also have new 7mm and 5mm products at customers for qualification and evaluation, which position us very well for the new thin and light notebook systems,” said Steven Luczo, chief executive officer of Seagate, during the most recent conference call with financial analysts.
For about five years Seagate has been offering hybrid drives – which combine rotating media with NAND flash cache for increased performance amid high capacity – only for mobile PC segment. Apparently, in a bid to offer better performance for desktops and servers, the company also plans to implement caching technology into its desktop and enterprise lineups.