CeBIT 2013 | Seagate announces 3rd generation SSHDs for notebooks

Seagate announces 3rd generation SSHDs for notebooks
Seagate announces 3rd generation SSHDs for notebooks
Seagate, one of the world’s largest hard disc drive manufacturers, has announced two new solid-state hybrid drives for notebooks. These 3rd generation 2.5-inch SSHDs come with 8 GB of MLC NAND and a 5400 RPM hard disc drive.

Last week Seagate informally disclosed its plans to cease production of 2.5-inch 7,200 RPM hard disc drives. In an apparent shift from HDDs to SSHDs for high-end notebooks, the company has officially announced its third generation of solid-state hybrid drives.

Seagate is currently offering two versions of its new 2.5-inch SSHDs simply called Laptop and Laptop Thin. The first version is 9.5mm high, has 1 TB of storage space and a price tag of $99. Meanwhile the thinner drive is only 7mm high, has a capacity of 500 GB and will cost $79. Both drives come with 8 GB of MLC NAND and a 5400 RPM hard disc drive.

The company claims storage performance is up to 40 percent faster than previous generations and “up to 5 times faster than a standard 5400RPM notebook hard drive.” Seagate also states that a Windows 8 notebook will launch in under 10 seconds. According to the press release Dell and Lenovo are already on board to incorporate the drives into next-generation products.

Seagate will also be offering its first-ever desktop SSHDs consisting of a 7200 RPM HHD and 8 GB of MLC NAND. They will be available in capacities of 1 TB and 2 TB, and priced at $99 and $149 respectively.

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Author: Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Alex Storey, 2013-03- 6 (Update: 2013-03- 7)