14 Dec '11, 2am

Hybrid HDD for tablets & mobile devices coming soon

Hybrid HDD for tablets & mobile devices coming soon

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Data Storage Institute (DSI) has sealed a crucial partnership with a leading maker of hard disk drive components, Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII). They'll work on a hybrid hard disk drive (HDD) that's expected to enhance the next generation of media tablets and mobile computing devices that can handle increased capacity and are more reliable. The two sides signed a research collaboration to develop pivot assembly for 2.5 inch, 5mm thickness, hybrid hard disk drive (HDD). The deal signals a major step towards manufacturability of the DSI's 5mm thin drive target. SII, known for its strong expertise in high performance miniature ball bearing and pivot cartridge design, and DSI will put in significant amount of resources to bring the design of the pivot cartridge towards manufacturing. The pivot assembly is an important component within the HDD which suppor...

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