Toshiba Announces Hybrid Hard Drives - The MQ01ABDH Series
Toshiba today announced customer shipments of its first Hybrid Drive, the MQ01ABDH series. The series provides the ideal combination of performance found in solid state disks (SSDs) and the capacity and cost-effectiveness of hard disk drives (HDDs) with capacities up to 1 terabyte (TB). The new 2.5-inch 9.5mm high SATA Hybrid Drive series features “self-learning” caching algorithms that learn the system user’s data access patterns to optimize performance. They are available in 750GB (MQ1ABD075H) and 1TB (MQ01ABD100H) capacities and use two platters along with 32MB for cache and 8GB of NAND flash. The rotational speed of the drives is 5400 RPM and the average seek time is 12ms. The MQ01ABDH series will be featured in various notebook PCs, with the first systems shipping in time for the holiday season.
“Hybrid Drives represent a significant innovative technology for Toshiba in combining the high-performance features of NAND Flash, with the key HDD attributes of large capacity and cost-effective data storage,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president of marketing at Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit. “As the only storage company which designs and manufactures HDDs as well as NAND flash, Toshiba is in a unique position to capitalize on these benefits because the expertise on how these technologies function resides within Toshiba.”
Posted by | Tue, Sep 25, 2012 - 08:21 AM