Seagate is developing hybrid drive technology asa new method to deliver intrinsic HDD benefits¸including higher performance¸ faster boot-uptime¸ more robustness and higher reliability.These benefits will first be realized in drives fornotebook computers¸ but future applicationscould extend across the range of markets servedby disc drive products. The Momentus 5400 PSDhybrid drive incorporates nonvolatile memoryinto the HDD. The drive pins the most commonlyused hard drive data onto the nonvolatile cache¸reducing access time. Hybrid drives offer manyof the benefits of solid-state disc drives but at afraction of the cost. Hybrid drives require no enduserintervention¸ since Microsoft Windows Vistaautomatically detects and manages the hybridtechnology in the system.""