Raidon on Monday unveiled the HyBrid Disk, a storage device that features both a solid-state drive (SSD) and a hard drive in one mechanism.
Designed to replace 3.5-inch hard drive mechanisms, users read and write files to the SSD while the hard drive mirrors the SSD contents at scheduled intervals, creating a back up of the data. (According to a Raidon representative, the SSD and the hard drive are not set up in a true RAID 1 configuration, where data is written to both drives at the same time.) If the SSD fails, the data can be recovered from the hard drive.
The Raidon representative said that the SSD is removable and can be used without the HyBrid Disk mechanism. You can place the SSD into another drive enclosure or connect it to a computer internally. When you reinsert the SDD into the HyBrid Disk, the hard drive will back up the SSD data.
Raidon has yet to determine the storage capacities or prices for the HyBrid Disk. A representative said that initially, HyBrid Disks will only be available as internal drives in April, and that a version in an external case will be available later this year.