Seagate ships hybrid SSD drives

– Seagate began shipments this week of a disk drive that combines flash-based solid-state disk (SSD) technology with a conventional hard disk drive, according to an article posted on Hardware Central, one of InfoStor's internet.com sister sites.

The 2.5-inch, 7,200rpm Momentus XT hybrid drive is available in 500GB (suggested list price: $156), 320GB ($132) and 250GB ($113) capacities. The SSD part of the drive stores 4GB of data on single-level cell (SLC) flash memory. An algorithm places most-frequently-accessed data on the SSD.

Seagate officials claim the drive is 80% to 90% faster than a conventional hard disk drive.

Read the full story on Hardware Central: "Seagate Introduces Hybrid SSD/Platter Hard Drive."

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This article was originally published on May 24, 2010