Samsung starts shipping hybrid harddrives

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| Mar 8, 2007 at 8:54 pm CST

Word from Samsung a short time ago has it they've just released a hybrid hard drive to their customers.

Dubbed the MH80 series, these 2.5" sized drives come in sizes of 80GB, 120GB and 180GB with 128 or 256MBs of flash memory onboard for faster access times and lower power consumption (perfect for notebooks). These are the first hybrid hdds to enter the market.

For more info, check out this article over at the DailyTech.

While Fujitsu may have snagged the headlines on Monday for its 7200RPM 160GB SATA/300 2.5" hard disk drive (HDD), Samsung is looking to make a few headlines of its own with the availability of the world's first hybrid HDDs. Samsung new MH80 Series hybrid HDDs will be available in capacities of 80GB, 120GB and 160GB.

Samsung new MH80 HDDs will be fully compatible with Windows Vista and will offer OneNAND Flash onboard in capacities of 128MB or 256MB. The onboard flash allows for up to 50% faster OS boots, quicker resume times and increases in battery life of up to 30 minutes.

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