Hybrid Storage Alliance
In a move to give the growing number of notebook PC users
faster, more durable systems that run longer on a battery charge, Hitachi, Samsung,
Seagate Technology and Toshiba have formed the Hybrid Storage Alliance. The
goals of the industry group are to illustrate how flash memory and hard drive
hybrid technology can extend the capabilities of todays notebook computers
and to accelerate market adoption of the technology.
Hybrid technology, which can be deployed in other mobile
devices and computing systems, combines the capacity and cost-effectiveness
of hard drives with the responsiveness, power-efficiency and durability of flash
memory. Microsoft Windows Vista is the first operating system to take full
advantage of the performance, power and durability benefits of hybrid technology.