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Seagate-Samsung deal to spur HDD, SSD, hybrid drive development

Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | April 19, 2011
Seagate's proposed purchase of Samsung's hard disk drive operations will likely lead to faster development of new hard disk drive (HDD) technology and improved solid state drive (SSD) and hybrid drive output, according to industry observers.

"Only a few PC [manufacturers] are offering SSDs and in most cases it's only an upgrade and not a standard feature. But all the HDD companies are now also SDD companies." he said. "A year from now, we do expect to see more suppliers of hybrid drives."

 

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