Hitachi-LG’s HyDrive combines the best of solid state and optical drives | Digit

Hitachi-LG Data Storage has created a new memory hybrid, called the HyDrive, which is an optical-SSD, or SSD-ODD. They unveiled it at Computex 2010, which kicked off today at Taipei. Specially created for the laptop platform, the Hitachi-LG SSD-ODD was showcased in two variants, 32GB or 64GB of NAND Flash memory, coupled with a SATA 3.0Gbps interface. The HyDrive can apparently boost the performance of a laptop’s HDD in two ways, as explained by Hitachi-LG Data Storage CMO, YK Park: “One is through using the entire SSD as a cache…