[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/09/BWBXez.jpg[/newsimage]OCZ has introduced its new hybrid drive with 100GB of NAND flash storage and 1TB hard drive space. The drive sports a very fast PCIe interface. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/ocz-announces-1-1tb-pcie-hybrid-ssdhdd-51054/](http://www.myce.com/news/ocz-announces-1-1tb-pcie-hybrid-ssdhdd-51054/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Seagate is supposedly releasing their new sata hybrid series at end of this year.
Now that ocz’s hybrid drive has upto 1000GB, is the hdd portion replaceable?
For a (win7) OS drive anything above 256GB is bragging rights, and for preference users would prefer a separate OS & storage drives.
Seagates hybrid drives are/were popular because they were “johny on the spot” with their hybrid drives when ssd’s were to expensive, and hdd’s in laptops were very low performance.
OCZ has totally lost the plot with this device. This fills no need for the vast majority of … everyone. OCZ has backed itself into the niche of people who’s hdd bays are full, and don’t want to add another controller, or upgrade (cheaply) with traditional hdd’s, or make use of bay expanders like 5.25" to 4x 2.5" that are available now.
sales will tell.
This will probably have applications in rack servers, low profile PC’s and HDTV’s with mini computers built in… the HTPC/HDTV will be born anew with android… sorry micosoft… linux will beat you to the punch on this one… Nobodys wants a webtv obsolete piece of junk.
Oh yeah, Seagate… where are those 4tb hard drives we’ve been hearing whispers about? Are you gonna be non-innovative and wait for 2012 to release them? Ugh…
I am very interested in these, if all they need is 1 PCI-E lane I am going to get one if the prices are not prohibitive.
[QUOTE=alan1476;2602480]I am very interested in these, if all they need is 1 PCI-E lane I am going to get one if the prices are not prohibitive.[/QUOTE]
I like pci-e as an interface, but I’m still partial to having a cable for drive connection, as long as that requirement is satisfied, I’d be accepting of pci-e as a substitute for sata… the bandwidth is gobs faster than the fastest sata.