Next September, Toshiba should launch a hybrid HD, similar to the Seagate Momentus XT. Technical details are still unknown, especially the size of the Flash memory that will be associated with the classical plate-based HD. However, the goal is the same, use a small flash memory to boost transfer speed , especially for small files, while offering a better GB/USD ratio and a larger storage space then most SSD.
This drive will fit well in Ultrabooks as it will be cheaper than SSD, allowing manufacturers to cut feature the price of such hardware. As Toshiba can manufacture its own SSD and Flash memory, it could be an advantage when compared to the solution from Seagate. Let's see in September is performance are in line with expectations.
By linathael, original by Lionel