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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Samsung releases hybrid hard drive

Samsung's hybrids mix flash technology with regular magnetic hard disk drives, are specially optimized for Windows Vista.

The drive is a 2.5 inch hard drive suitable for notebooks and is available in 80Gb, 120Gb and 160Gb capacities, coming with either 128Mb or 256Mb of Samsung's OneNAND memory.

The MH80 is optimized for Vista and is designed to work with Microsoft's ReadyDrive, which is meant to deliver 50% faster boot and resume times, 20 to 30 minutes of extra battery life depending on the notebook as the drive users 70-90% less power than regular hard drives, and greater reliability as the physical hard drive itself will be used less often thanks to the flash memory.

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