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

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Jos

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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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slh28

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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.
 

Tekkaraiden

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slh28 said:
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.

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

That would be the point.
 
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