Hybrid Drives to Become Vista Premium Logo Requirement

At a discussion of flash memory technologies to be included in Windows Vista and "Longhorn" here at TechEd 2006 this morning, Microsoft's program manager for Windows Client Performance Matt Ayres confirmed that inclusion of hybrid hard drives will be a requirement for mobile systems that carry the Vista Premium logo, beginning in June 2007.

In the Windows Logo Device Program Requirements document, version 3.01, quietly released by Microsoft last Friday, storage requirement #0005, whose description has typically read, "Hybrid disk drives or systems that implement a hybrid disk drive must meet the requirements outlined here," is now followed by this phrase: "This requirement will go into effect for premium mobile systems in June 1 2007."

News source: TG Daily

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If you dont understand it, then click the link and read the FULL article on TG Daily.

Still dont understand? Download the Windows Logo Program Requirements Docs:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/hwrequirements.mspx

Quoted from the Windows Logo Program Requirements Doc, word for word:


Hybrid disk drives or systems that implement a hybrid disk drive must meet the requirements outlined here. This requirement will go into effect for premium mobile systems in June 1 2007

Perhaps it was a bit misleading in the fact that this only effect mobile systems.

I see what you are saying now. It's a logo requirement though. I suppose I could add it to the title, though it would only lengthen an already huge title...

You didnt take my advise and read the source article did you?


As Ayres told TG Daily, hybrid hard drive manufacturers Samsung and Seagate, as well as other manufacturers which Microsoft works with, but whose names have not yet been formally announced, have been informed of the company's decision to make hybrid drive inclusion a mandatory element for mobile systems next year.

Cut and dry right there. It's not a debate.