Hitachi-LG to launch SSD-equipped optical drives in August

By Jos
May 31, 2010
  1. Hitachi-LG has lifted the veil on an interesting new product called the HyDrive that combines an optical drive with embedded NAND flash memory functioning as an SSD. The idea is to pave the way for thin netbooks, tablets and ultraportables that can fit an optical drive without needing a second drive bay. HyDrive units will initially be available in 32GB and 64GB capacities, with up to 256GB and SATA III 6Gbps configurations coming next year.

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    That is a very intriguing combination.
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Interesting, but in a couple of years when SSD prices have come down and capacities have gone up these will be useless. Right now these don't even fit in laptops so I don't really see the point.
  4. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    .....Instead, they will be targeted towards HTPCs and other small form factor PCs.....

    That would be the point.
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