I had always been disappointed that hybrid hard drives, drives that combine both flash memory and traditional magnetic platters, never came to fruition. It was either traditional or SSD and nothing in between. It seemed like such an obvious “best of both worlds” scenario to me. But I recently discovered that decent hybrid drives do finally exist — though in a small and mostly unheralded way.
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Jeff Atwood on new developments in SSD technology aka “the single most efficient upgrade to your computer”.