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SSHD — Flash Memory Summit 2013

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On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 three SPA representatives participated on a panel entitled: "Solid State Hybrid Drives Help Meet Today's Storage Demands." The panel was moderated by John Rydning, IDC research vice president for hard disk drives. The presentations are:

Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) is a category of storage that incorporates NAND flash, solid state memory into a hard drive's architecture, resulting in a single, integrated device. SSHD is a more precise term than the more general term "Hybrid Drive," which has previously been used to describe both SSHD devices as well non-integrated combinations of Solid State Drives (SSD) and Hard Disk Drives (HDD).

The range of "Hybrid" storage technologies that combine NAND flash memory or SSDs with HDD technology are defined as follows:


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