Samsung launch first hybrid hard drive

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samsung-hybrid-hdd.jpgSamsung has claimed the world’s first production hybrid hard drive, the MH80 coming with a standard hard drive and up to 256MB of OneNAND flash memory on board, that can provide faster response times under certain circumstances.

The drive has been optimised for use with the Microsoft’s Vista operating system, and comes in 80, 120, and 160GB formats.

Claims include a Vista boot-up time that’s twice as fast, and greater energy efficiency when used in a notebook PC.

Andy Merrett