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Computex 2011:宇瞻也有 Hybrid 硬盘与 个人NAS 产品

Sagat Yang
2011 年 6 月 3 日, 中午 11:11

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Hybrid 硬盘的好处是可以兼具机械式硬盘的容量与 SSD 的反应速度,除了 SeagateIntel Z68 主板之外,宇瞻(Apacer)也有推出类似的解决方案,差异之处是透过外接 PCIE 来处理,产品名称为 PHFDPCIe Hybrid Flash Drive),现场人员表示 PHFD 可以把接上的 PCIE SSD 当成硬盘的快取,常用的数据或程序会留在 SSD ,系统就会优先读 SSD 里的东西,进而加速系统速度,PHFD 除了可以当快取外,还可以把 SSD 与硬盘作 RAID 0 或 1。PHFD 感觉起来跟 Marvell 的很像,不知道是不是使用一样的专利技术。

另外,宇瞻现场还有展示名为 "Web Disk" 的 NAS 服务,严格来讲是私有云(Private Cloud)的范畴,一切操作都是 Web-based ,透过浏览器就可以处理,耗电从8W起跳,而且多媒体文件可以从浏览器来看,若是浏览器支持的格式,就可以播放,预计今年秋季看得到。

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Computex 2011: Apacer Debuts PCIe Hybrid HDD

One of the biggest benefit of using a hybrid HDD is its ability to take advantage from both world: the storage capacity of a mechanical hard drive and low latency of a SSD. Now after more well known Seagate Momentus and Intel Z68, Apacer joins the playfield with their hybrid solution, PHFD (PCIe Hybrid Flash Drive.) The PHFD is a PCIe SSD which serves as a cache device for mechanical hard drive. The most frequently used data or programs will stays in SSD for faster retrieval by operation system, hence the improvement of overall system performance. Apart from being a cache device, PHFD can also serve as a RAID controller, arraying the SSD and hard drive to form a RAID 0 or 1 array. This somehow feels very similar to Marvell's hybrid solution, one would be left to wondering if the same technology was deployed on both solutions.

In addition to hybrid HDD, Apacer also showcases a NAS service called "Web Disk", which, strictly speaking, falls in the domain of a private cloud. All operations can done through browsers in web-based interface, consumes 8 watts per hour or more, supports multimedia playback in browser for browser-supported file formats and should be available sometime this autumn.

Gallery: Apacer demos PCIE Hybrid HDD and Web Disk | 6 Photos

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