Seagate has announced that it will begin shipping the third-generation of its solid-state hybrid drives. The new series includes a Seagate Laptop SSHD that is 7 mm high and designed to be used in the thinnest and lightest laptops in the industry.
Seagate's SSHDs claim to offer the speed of a solid-state drive and the storage capacity of a traditional hard drive, combining the best of both worlds. The manufacturer says that its SSHDs at the most affordable way to add performance to your laptop.
The hybrid drives allow a laptop to boot up in less than 10 seconds and are available with up to 1 TB of storage capacity (the 7 mm thick option has 500 GB of capacity).
“Seagate’s engineers have really out done themselves this time. Our new SSHDs serve up your favorite content with the lightning-fast performance you have to experience to believe. With these new drives it’s like adding a turbo-charge to your PC, without having to sacrifice capacity, at a price that’s easy on your wallet,” said Scott Horn, Seagate’s vice president of marketing. “Now consumers can create, store and consume digital content like a pro without having to spend like one.”
Seagate also has a Desktop SSHD that has 2 TB of storage capacity and 8 GB of flash storage allowing for speedy use with the most commonly used PC applications and for bulk storage at the same time. Pricing and availability are unknown.