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Hybrid hard drive from Samsung and Microsoft



Hybrid hard drive from Samsung and Microsoft


What uses the most energy on a laptop? Usually the screen and the hard drive. The last attempt to reduce this in the case of the disk was announced by Samsung and Microsoft during the last WinHEC. It’s about a Hybrid hard drive or HDD (hybrid hard drive), whose main characteristic is having a gigabyte of flash memory as a buffer, keeping the rest as magnetic. In this way, there is a saving, both in time and in energy consumed, by reducing access to the magnetic part of the hard disk. Will this have a major impact on the autonomy of our laptops? Its developers speak of an increase of 10%, although there are still no confirmed release dates.

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