02 Nov '12, 2am

Singapore gov think tank plots SSD takedown:

Singapore gov think tank plots SSD takedown:

The Data Storage Institute (DSI), one of the many research groups at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and research (A*STAR), has taken the wraps off a hybrid disk drive said to consume less power than a comparable solid state disk while also being small and light enough enough to satisfy Intel's specs for use in Ultrabooks. The 'A-Drive' is a 2.5 inch beast just 5mm thick, with a double-sided platter bearing 500GB on each side. 32GB of solid state memory is also aboard, along with the usual hybrid drive goodies that ensure frequently-accessed files reside in flash while the Fleetwood Mac albums you can't bring yourself to delete remain on spinning rust. DSI executive director Dr Pantelis Alexopoulos told The Reg the Institute won't manufacture or market the drive itself, because its role is to develop storage technologies that others can productise. Singapore is ...

Full article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/02/singapore_data_st...

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