[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2013/05/oiK7xS.jpg[/newsimage]Western Digital and Sandisk have announced to work together on Solid State Hybrid Drives. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-and-sandisk-work-together-on-hybrid-disks-sshd-67084/](http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-and-sandisk-work-together-on-hybrid-disks-sshd-67084/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
I want the hybrid disks to have more than 4 or 8Gb of NAND, though. At least 64Gb, if not 128Gb.
But maybe the file-transfer validation ROM sequences just aren’t there. That’s probably why the current units have these smallish NAND capacities.
Its that quirky caching crap again, if you want an SSD buy one.
Personally, I’m somewhat upset at Sandisk for releasing a certain MP3 player, the Fuze+, which is notorious for a number of problems, most of which come from it’s (overly bloated) firmware. Problems such as frequent crashing, extremely long music DB refreshes, a clock that doesn’t always keep track of the time, and generally laggy menus. If Sandisk would just update their firmware, I have no doubt these issues could be corrected. But, considering the last firmware update was way back in 2011, I seriously doubt this will happen. Luckily there’s Rockbox!
I guess there’s more money the (hybrid)SSD market than the DAP martket.
I suspect that “hybrid” HDD, as well as most of the lower end SSD, are really intended for the OEM PC builder market and home enthusiasts who don’t know better. Its a trade-off of performance for space that you don’t really need to make.
I will be very happy if i could get an 1TB 2.5" hybrid drive with +32GB of NAND for my HP 110 mini, this way i want have to wait for it to boot or to load firefox.
Also I believe that both WD and Seagate should by now have a only hybrid drives and leave the tradition spinning HDD’s for external USB2 or USB3 drives.
I adore the concept of a hybrid drive. When they can add more flash memory, it will be more appealing to me.