Revolutionary drive performance storage technology

The emergence of solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) technology provides a way for users to get more performance from their machines, run richer applications and make stronger contributions to the organisation. SSHDs combine a small, fast and affordable amount of NAND flash memory with a traditional hard drive.

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Seagate Flash Management

NAND flash memory is a proven storage technology that has been used extensively in digital camera memory cards, USB thumb drives and MP3 players. It also became popular for high-performance SSD laptop computer storage to use NAND flash.

However, the secret to getting the best of both worlds is to use solid state only for what it does best — deliver lightning speed — and combine it with the complementary strengths of hard disc drives (low cost, high capacity, proven reliability).

 

Enter Adaptive Memory™ technology

Self-learning software algorithms make laptop hardware, firmware and high-speed SLC NAND flash work together. The software monitors data usage dynamically and determines what data should be copied to the flash.

  • Enables SSD-like performance when accessing the most frequently used files
  • Reduces the workload and increases the reliability of the SLC NAND flash
  • Reduces costs to the extent that it is now practical to employ enterprise-class SLC NAND flash

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HDD, SSD, SSHD: What is in the drive?

  • HDD: Large capacity
  • SSD: High speed
  • SSHD: Capacity, performance and value
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