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Toshiba to Create New 750GB and 1TB Hybrid Drives for Ultrabooks

Toshiba to Create New 750GB and 1TB Hybrid Drives for Ultrabooks

Toshiba, the world’s third largest hard drive manufacturer, have revealed plans to develop and create a new type of consumer affordable hybrid storage drive for Ultrabooks. With the aim of keeping the cost of manufacturing an Ultrabook line down, Toshiba has today confirmed that the company will be putting a new type of hybrid drive in to mass production very soon, with the company revealing that they have been testing new 750GB and 1TB hybrid drives, which could be available within Ultrabooks during 2013. Hybrid drives are a combination of a good old fashioned (but high RPM) HDD and super … Continue reading

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WD Announces New 5mm Hybrid Hard Drives, Paves way for Thinner Ultrabooks

WD Announces New 5mm Hybrid Hard Drives, Paves way for Thinner Ultrabooks

Western Digital (WD) have announced a new and improved hybrid storage option for OEM’s to incorporate in to their Ultrabooks of the future. In order to make some top-end and upper mid-range Ultrabooks more affordable to the masses OEM’s regularly release ultra-portables with hybrid storage as standard, which makes full use of a regular good old fashioned large capacity HDD and smaller SSD to provide quick boot up times. The problem with the above method however is that currently standard hybrid storage limits an Ultrabooks dimensions due to the HDD being above or around 7mm tall. In order for Ultrabooks … Continue reading

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Intel Working on New SSD NGFF Specification for Ultrabooks

Intel Working on New SSD NGFF Specification for Ultrabooks

Reports suggest that Intel, the company behind Ultrabooks, is working on a new solid-state drive (SSD) connectivity standard called NGFF in order to offer high capacity Terabyte Ultrabooks in the future. In case you haven’t noticed there are no Ultrabooks on the market which ship with nor allow you to configure SSD storage above 512GB. In fact, there are only a select few 256GB SSD equipped Ultrabooks on the market available currently, with 128GB ones being far more common. The reason that there are no Ultrabooks on the market with an SSD capacity higher than 512GB is simple; current SSD … Continue reading

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