Monday, April 23rd 2007

Samsung Announces Q30 Notebook with Hybrid HDD

Hybrid HDDs are increasingly starting to take place as a primary hard drives in the latest notebooks. Samsung has now announced its Q30 15.4" wide notebook that will feature the MH80 hybrid hard drive (256MB flash). Samsung announced back in early March that it had begun shipping its new MH80 Series hybrid HDDs which are available in capacities of 80GB, 120GB and 160GB. These drives also come equipped with either 128MB or 256MB of onboard flash memory. Internal testing has shown that when compared to a traditional HDD, the hybrid-equipped Q30 has 26% faster writes, 71% faster reads, 30% lower boot times and a 10% increase in battery life. Besides the 80GB MH80 hybrid HDD, the Q30 also packs a 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 processor, 15.4" WXGA screen, NVIDIA GeForce 7400 mobile GPU with 256MB of RAM and a Super-multi dual-layer DVD writer.

Source: Samsung
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9 Comments on Samsung Announces Q30 Notebook with Hybrid HDD

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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
That is super clever of the company. I look forward to the day when computers have no moving parts.
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Rodster
Keep the computer, i'll take the girl. :pimp:
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#3
ktr
So basically its just a hdd with a built in cache drive.

the data is first sent to memory at high speed, and then transfered to the platters at its own pace, reducing slow downs. Most add-on cards has the feature.
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erocker
by: Rodster
Keep the computer, i'll take the girl. :pimp:
Perfect comment from a guy named Rodster!:laugh:
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: PVTCaboose1337
That is super clever of the company. I look forward to the day when computers have no moving parts.
me too! we are getting close now. cooling pipes have eliminated the need for fans and flash drives will eventually eliminate todays HDDs. that leaves PSU fans and optical drives which might be a tough one. we could always eliminate the DVD and just stick the movie on a flash drive right?
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#6
RickyG512
ill take the china girl anyday and take her to the china club (chappelle show)
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Nothgrin
by: Easy Rhino
me too! we are getting close now. cooling pipes have eliminated the need for fans and flash drives will eventually eliminate todays HDDs. that leaves PSU fans and optical drives which might be a tough one. we could always eliminate the DVD and just stick the movie on a flash drive right?
Thermaltake makes some Fanless PSU's or they used to at least...
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Yeah, that chick isnt even hot, but its just me.


Nice addition for Samsung. Not bad,but they need to get higher capacities so we can go ahead and put them in the desktops.
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mdm-adph
by: Giovanni
I'm so surprising to find that so many occidentals want to hook up with asian girls,especially Chinese chicks,haha,I'm a Chinese,I know many Chinese girls and I know them not pricy.But you have no way to fuck:laugh:
wow! that made no sense.

it shows that with full-solid-state drives coming out now just how "blegh" these hybrid drives are (just look at this thread -- people are talking more about the model's ethnicity than about the product).
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