Seagate Hybrid SSHD is the pioneer of a desktop 3.5 inch that is combining the Solid State Drive performance and the Hard Drive capacity. Seagate is using NAND Flash to ensure the performance of your system can be increased to a higher level. Seagate Hybrid SSHD is claimed that will increase your system capabilities up to 4x faster than the usual Hard Drive with 7.200 RPM. Seagate is counting on adaptive memory technology that can learns the data user access most frequently, and then add it straight to the Solid State memory for an instant access.
Already used on mobile device?
Yes, Hybrid SSD already been used earlier in the most of smartphones. Within the last few month, desktop users can now finally enjoy the performance of this Hybrid Drive. Seagate Hybrid SSHD ensure you to get the most out of the capacity, while keeping the performance of read and write high. This Hybrid Drive is very useful for most of gamers, that really need a lot of space for their game installation, while not sacrificing their desktop performance.
The look of this Hybrid Drive
Maybe you are thinking that a Hybrid Drive will have a mean and tough look. Sadly, Seagate Hybrid SSHD is just really looks like a common Hard Drive with no special accents at all. For the installation, all you need is just a simple plug and play to a SATA Port. All you need is just install it, look for some free program to copy all of old boot information, and let your Hybrid Drive play its part.
For the workloads, this Hybrid Drive can show you a promising increase in the performance. Everything can be maintained well and much better than the 7.200 RPM Hard Drive. The Adaptive Memory Technology ensure you a gain for all types of workload. During some benchmark tests, it shows that Seagate Hybrid SSHD can get a promising speed gain, but not as fast as common SSD.
There are also some features that SSHD can be operated in two primary modes. During the Self Optimized mode, Hybrid Drive will works independently from your host Operating System. All decisions data will be stored in the NAND Flash Memory. There are also the Host-Optimized mode, which the SSHD enables some sets of SATA Command that will make a decisions about which elements that will be stored in the NAND Flash Drive.