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Hybrid Disk Drives (H-HDD)

I am beginning to hear that Windows Vista is supposed to have support for "hybrid disk drives." What does this exactly mean? What do these drives do and how can they benefit the standard user? Is this a software feature, hardware, or both?

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Dean ChafeeIT/InfoSec ManagerCommented:
Came across this in a recent article I was reading:
Windows Vista will support the new hybrid disk drives that add flash memory as a sort of L4 cache that can be read first, either allowing the platter not to spin up at all in certain circumstances or at least to provide faster access as the platter is accelerating. The only problem with hybrid disk drives is they cost more -- a LOT more -- just like Vista costs more than XP.

However, the new technology that was in this article is more promising than hybrid drives... read here:

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