That's great but that technology is already available for other platforms to take advantage of. ie. Linux/Mac. The real question that the Channel 9 interviewer should have asked. Is how does this line up next to the competition. That really is the most
important thing to know. For instance, how does it line up next to Intel's Turbo Memory (Robson cache/memory). And we know that hard drive manufacturers aren't going to make their new hydbrid drives cheap. So why not leave it up to the vendor. As said in the
interview by the interviewee himself, it would be ideal to have these technologies seperately in smaller devices (for design and cost points). For these same reasons it would also be of benefit to larger devices, even desktop computers to use a split flash
memory/hard drive system. All in all, for the time being Intel's Turbo Memory (Robson) is winning the race due to a larger cache. (ie. 256meg Hybrid vs 1 gig Turbo Memory) Please refer to this write up: http://apcmag.com/6197/lenovo_s_plan_for_double_disk_notebooks
Other sites are stating that Intels 'Santa Rosa' chipset (which is the first to take advantage of such NAND Flash Memory cache) could start as high as 4 gig. So I'd like to see what hybrids have to match against that.