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Seagate ships 10 millionth Solid State Hybrid Hard drive

New Delhi, September 16, 2014: Seagate  the company that pioneered  the hybrid Solid State Hybrid  Hard Drive technology announced that it had crossed a significant landmark, having sipped its 10 millionth SSHD.

These drives typically deliver three to four times the performance of traditional hard drives in typical PC workloads. Combining its expertise in both flash and hard disk drive technologies, Seagate’s SSHDs deliver  mix of performance and capacity that is optimized to handle the most demanding requirements of both today’s IT organizations and consumers alike.

“We are seeing growing demand for our SSHDs from the world’s leading PC manufacturers,” said Scott Horn, vice president of global marketing, Seagate. “Hybrid technology is proving to be what we always thought it would be – the ultimate combination of high-performance and capacity needs with the price point that’s right for both budget constrained IT organizations and consumers. This achievement is also a reflection of the continued commitment from our dedicated employees whose relentless dedication and personal pride continue to be the fabric of this company.”

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What is SSHD? The ultimate solution to meeting improved storage performance and capacity needs within the budget constraints of IT organizations is a blend of solid state drive (SSD) and hard disk drive (HDD) technology. Solid state hybrid drives (SSHD) effectively merge these technologies, providing storage devices that are compatible with traditional HDD modules, while delivering one of the most compelling value propositions the storage market has seen in years: SSD–like performance and hard drive capacity. SSHDs combine a small, fast and affordable amount of NAND flash memory with a traditional hard drive. SSHD, the best of both worlds: the secret to getting the best of both worlds is to use solid state only for what it does best–deliver blazing speed– and partner it with the complementary strengths of hard disk drives (low cost, high capacity, proven reliability ( from Seagate collateral)

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