HyBrid Disk writes data on SSD, mirrors to HDD

By Matthew ยท 7 replies
Feb 25, 2010
  1. Earlier this week, Raidon announced the HyBrid Disk, a storage device that crams both disk and solid-state technology into a single enclosure. The device writes to an SSD while mirroring data to a 3.5-inch HDD in the same housing.

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  2. GonchuB

    GonchuB TS Rookie Posts: 19

    the beginning of a new era of hard drives
  3. DeadSoul

    DeadSoul TS Rookie

    hdd's may have 2 or 4 gb ram cache to store data rapidly and they may write to mech. hdd when idle...
  4. Why not a second ssd for backup instead of a hdd?
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Because it would be very expensive.
  6. This could be interesting a much faster auto backup, more efficient than the Tape drives of yesteryear that are still in use.

    Now if we had a Desktop and Laptop/Notebook computer case, that would provide easy access to the SSD. Moving the SSD quickly/easily to another system for proper redundancy backup, would be an ideal situation for single users, but in a corporate world maybe this easy access would not provide the necessary security...

    This needs to be affordable for users, as do the USB 3.0 back-up options that are not appearing in the market place. I expected to see a dozen companies with affordable cross platform Linux, Mac, and Microsoft compatible external raid units already.

    This option appears to be a positive step in using the new SSDs, but mass market price level is going to be required to move it off the shelf with enough numbers to make it an desirable user technology.

  7. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    This will most likely compromise capacities as a first caveat for me. Still, being that it's removable is a marvelous.
  8. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Towards Backup - my worries is that you never want your backups in the same locations! Theft, fire, or water damage, among others issues, will likely result in the original and the backup being lost in the same incident.

    I like what Deadsoul describes. A drive which uses a large RAM cache might work really well for writes, and be somewhat beneficial for reads - especially if the RAM cache is persistent.
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