Windows 7 apparently won’t resuscitate the market for hybrid hard drives, which flickered out around the end of 2007. “Hybrid hard drives, as you may know, merge the solid-state-disc (SSD) and the rotating hard drive together, with a bit of flash serving as a cache.” “Windows 7, however, is supposed to be the version of Vista that works. So does that mean hybrid hard drives will work, too? Doesn’t look that way. I didn’t nail down why, exactly, but the bottom line is that Microsoft just isn’t interested in supporting the technology. And if Microsoft isn’t backing it, there’s no reason for Seagate to develop products based on the technology,” said Jon van Bronkhorst, Seagate.