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IBM, Seagate plan to rethink hard drives and memory

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IBM, Seagate announce plans to re-create hard drives
Both IBM and Seagate Technologies announced new research initiatives with other storage vendors to rethink the hard drive and memory. IBM, Infineon and Macronix announced a joint research initiative to explore the potential of a new form of computer memory technology called phase-change memory (PCM) that some experts say could replace both flash memory and the hard drive as they are currently known.

In a separate announcement, Seagate, along with Hitachi, Samsung and Toshiba, announced the Hybrid Storage Alliance, a new international group dedicated to providing the growing number of notebook PC users faster, more durable systems that run longer on a battery charge. Hybrid technology, which can be deployed in other mobile devices and computing systems, combines the hard drive with flash memory.

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