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"By incorporating Seagate's SSHD technology into our product offerings we are able to address customer demand for greater speed, shorter boot up and response times, optimum storage capacity and better battery life, all at a lower price point," said Jerry Gross, vice president of Lenovo global procurement.
The Desktop SSHD promises what Seagate calls an "instant on" desktop experience. The Desktop SSHD will perform up to four times faster than other desktop HDD-based storage alternatives, as measured by PC Mark Vantage benchmark software .
As King noted earlier, Desktop SSHD uses Seagate's Adaptive Memory technology to identify and store only the most critical data a system needs to go fast. That, the company said, means the Seagate Desktop SSHD will cost just slightly more than a standard hard drive while delivering faster performance. The Seagate Desktop SSHD features up to 2 TB capacity and 8 GB of NAND Flash.
"Our customers want the highest storage capacity with the ability to access their data easily and quickly," said Fredrik Hamberger, vice president for consumer PC business at HP . "Integrating Seagate's SSHD solution into our rapidly growing portfolio of industry-leading PCs will offer our customers a superior experience while running multiple applications."
Posted: 2013-03-14 @ 5:56pm PT
5400RPM for your 3rd gen Hybrid drives don't make sense. It is opposite to your policy of desktop drives, where you no longer make 5400/5900RPM desktop drive but just 7200RPM drives. This was because you think 5400RPM drives waste time and don't save that much power and you are exactly right.
Why not make the same policy for laptop drives? Power consumption isn't an issue. A 5400RPM vs 7200RPM drive takes less than 1 watt more on average. I know hybrid drives are a bit different but they still benefit from fast mechanicals since it's only 8GB of flash and doesn't cache writes.