Western Digital and Sandisk work together on hybrid disks (SSHD)

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#1

Western Digital and Sandisk work together on hybrid disks (SSHD).

[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/)


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#2

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.


#3

Its that quirky caching crap again, if you want an SSD buy one.


#4

Yes, exactly.


#5

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. :frowning:


#6

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.


#7

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.


#8

I adore the concept of a hybrid drive. When they can add more flash memory, it will be more appealing to me.