Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc. (HLDS) recently announced the HyDrive, which is known as the world’s initial SSD fixed ODD. Obtainable in a 32GB and a 64GB of storage capacities, the first generation of the HyDrive is going to be accessible in August 2010, mounted on the Family PC 102 series from Moneual. The bigger 256GB model with SATA 6.0Gbps interface will be launched next year.

What makes the HLDS HyDrive attractive is that it also supports Blu-ray disc. The Hydrive is able to read BD-ROM-R/RE (SL/DL) at 4.8x, DVD-ROM (SL /DL) at 8x, DVD+R/-R/RW at 8x, and DVD+R/-R DL at 6x. Alternatively, writing speeds are 8x for DVD+R/-R/RW, 4x for DVD+R/-R DL and 24x for CD-R/RW.

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