This Objective Analysis hybrid disk drive study explains the technology, defines its potential market, explores competing technologies, and explains the impact of this new twist on an old technology on the NAND, PC, and HDD markets.
Four years after an ill-fated initial introduction Hybrid Disk Drives, the combination of a standard hard disk drive and a small NAND array, are making a resurgence.
No longer hampered by troubles stemming from operating system malfunctions the new rendition of this technology promises to sweep the PC hard drive market This hybrid disk drive
study explains the technology, defines its potential market, explores competing technologies, and explains the impact of this new twist on an old technology on the NAND, PC, and HDD markets
Objective Analysis' Hybrid Disk Drive
study will explain the technology, its potential market, competing technologies, and how the NAND market, the PC market, and the HDD market will all be impacted by this new twist on an old technology.
In addition, since the Samsung hybrid disk drive operates at a lower temperature than traditional rotating media, it greatly reduces the possibility of shock
Samsung, in cooperation with Microsoft, will work aggressively with drive manufacturers to transition the hybrid disk drive prototype into world-class commercial products.
The claims are that hybrid disk drives
exhibit SSD performance on common computing tasks without sacrificing the capacity of a spinning disk drive.
Exposing the Strengths and Weaknesses of HDDs, SSD, and Hybrids (Doc #213285), reveals the performance differences between traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs), and hybrid disk drives
Nonetheless, hybrid disk drives
face several challenging market and competitive dynamics.
The FCIA recently announced support for a new class of hybrid disk drives
that combine a Fibre Channel interface with a low-cost-per-gigabyte, high-capacity disk drive mechanism.
HP also announced the availability of the industry's first storage area network (SAN) arrays to integrate an innovative new class of hybrid disk drives
called Fibre Attached Technology Adapted.