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  • Only way to stop the iPad: Flash-disk mutant SPEED FREAKS

    02/12/2013 10:46:22 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    The Register ^ | 12th February 2013 12:24 GMT | By Chris Mellor •Posted in Storage
    At least... until hybrids inhale helium With the rise of the iPad and the growing desire among consumers and enterprise for sexy and speedy gadgets, it seemed that flash gits were holding all the cards. The hard drive industry was holding its breath, wondering how to replicate the expensive experience. But what about hybrid disk drives, the ones that have a lump of flash cache inside their casing? Are they just the thing to spread tablets and Ultrabooks into the mass market? It's now increasingly likely that hybrid drives combining flash speed and disk drive capacity and affordability will take...