Originally posted on May 8, 2006 @ 9:12 am
According to The Korea Times, Samsung and Microsoft are close to unveiling a hybrid hard drive that will enable Vista-based laptops and desktop PCs boot much faster than is now the case.
This is really exciting. Not so much because it will help the new Microsoft Vista Operating System to boot faster, because I’m going to wait a while before I jump on the Vista band wagon but it’s exciting because this could help speed up all kinds of applications.
The HHD is the convergence of a flash memory chip and a conventional platter-type magnetic disk drive. To save the time and energy spent spinning a metal disk drive it is designed to use static flash memory when starting a PC.
I wonder if this will help with less hard drive failures by mixing the two technologies? That would be great because lately it seems there are a lot of hard drive failures going on with some of my clients as well as with some of my personal desktop machines.
So when can we see this new technology? The article says it will be introduced at Microsoft’s annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference on May 24 in Seattle.