Samsung begins shipping of hybrid hard disks

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Despite substantial price cuts with flash memory quite regularly, the cost is still far too high to develop hard disks of similar capacity to traditional magnetic storage based hard disks. …

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I have been waiting for this drive to come out now that I read the specs the only best home use is faster boot times in vista. :+

Wow… now I no longer want to buy a laptop without this kind of drive. Good marketing!!

Constant spin up/spindown will probably reduce thelife of the drive :confused: Id rarther the flash part be seen as a seperate entity and be able to partition that as dedicated boot (os)drive. 32gig is plenty for that role.

Doesn’t flash have a limited number or write times? Do we really want this limited life expectancy built into out HD’s?