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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iJawn108, Mar 9, 2007.
I don't see why not. It should act as a normal HDD. Check that the hybrid features don't require software to allocate flash/disk storage and that the software is available for the Mac.
You won't get any use out of the hybrid features on a Mac. Vista is the only OS that supports hybrid drives at the moment (and perhaps Linux) afaik.
Perhaps this will be a leopard feature...
Wouldn't it make sense to have the Flash tech as part of the harddrive like this Seagate model?
Robson integrates Flash into their logic board, but this might be problematic.
What happens if your flash drive fails or becomes corrupted? Does that mean you have to replace the entire logic board? In the past, I never had to replace logic boards (knock on wood), but doing that sounds more difficult compared to replacing a harddrive?
I'm no tech expert so can anyone correct me if I'm wrong?
i guess I'll wait then.
It seems to me that it should work. It's a 2.5" SATA drive. The PDF deos seem to say that Vista has some kind of support for using the flash parts better, but I didn't see anything saying that it wouldn't work under other OSes.
You should probably contact their pre-sales people first to make sure, though.
According to Wiki, the extra features of the hybrid drive aren't going to be standardized until ATA revision 8... so I'm guessing you'll need to be using Vista for it for now. But the drive should work fine without those extra command extensions in OS X.
If your flash memory on-board fails it will (hopefully) just disable the ReadyDrive/ReadyBoost functionality of Vista (or OS X, should it come).
I'd imagine the flash-memory will be modularized on the board so that they can simply replace the flash module if that's a problem (since flash memory can eventually wear out), but you never know.
Hmm it's not even released yet