Wednesday, June 07, 2006
WSJ.com - Drive Makers Cram More Data Capacity On New Disk Devices
WSJ.com - Drive Makers Cram More Data Capacity On New Disk Devices: "The company [Seagate] also is announcing plans for a hybrid drive for laptop computers that combines 160 gigabytes of disk storage with 256 megabytes of flash memory, a feature designed to allow computers to wake up from their 'sleep' mode about 20% faster than disk drives alone. When combined with Microsoft Corp.'s Vista operating system due out next year, such hybrid drives can allow a portable PC to boot up in 10 seconds or less -- a big time saver for portable PC users, said Bill Watkins, Seagate's chief executive officer. 'Our sense is if you could get a 10-second boot time you would buy a new notebook,' Mr. Watkins said."