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Solid State Hybrid Drive? Hybrid Drive Thoughts..


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LoneWolf

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In my search for an SSD that is compatable with my current set up, I stumbled across this bad boy:

 

http://www.amazon.co...11&s=pc&sr=1-11

 

So now I am intrigued. Is a hybrid drive worth the savings for increased performance with higher storage capabilities. My initial thought is to wait for SSD's to come down in price as the storage rises, but I am curious what others thought about this in the meantime.

 

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joey

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it would make more since if you buy an ssd and hard drive as these sshd wont perform as a real ssd

hyper x 500mb r/500mb w

http://www.amazon.co...gston 120gb ssd

wd blue 1tb 7200rpm 64mb cache

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=wd blue

 

end price a 116 but you will have full ssd speed ... and storage , i dont recommend sshd at all .. the only time you should get sshd is when you have a laptop and you are short on storage and by then i would recommend wd sshd black (but that shit cost a fortune), but for desktop mix all the way man..

 

and here is the kicker now samsung ssd 500gb cost less than wd sshd so the choice is clear ..

153$

http://www.amazon.co...samsung ssd 500


Edited by joey, February 12, 2016.


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joey

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ocz 120gb 54$ ssd

http://www.amazon.co...gston 120gb ssd

ocz 240gb 67$ ssd

http://www.amazon.co...d=AVCN3MVCVULPH

 

what am trying to say take your time to decide there are so many great choices out there with affordable price


Edited by joey, February 12, 2016.


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Bourbon

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To chime in, @joey is correct. Hybrid drives are not worth it as primary drives. The drive in question only has 8 gigs of solid state memory, which while faster than a magnetic drive is going to be much slower than an SSD. solid state primary and magnetic for storage is the way to go unless you want to cash out and double down on SSD, which is doable, I've seen 1Tb Samsung drives for under $300.

Edit: also realized that it's a Seagate drive. Never buy Seagate drives. Period. There is empirical data available that indicates they have failure rates multiple times higher than other brands.

Edited by Bourbon, February 12, 2016.


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Paronity

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I want to re-iterate what both @joey and @Bourbon have said. All of it. Hybrid is not worth it, and seagate can suck a D. :D



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LoneWolf

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After reading this thread and talking with a co-worker who echoed the same sentiment. Looks like I'll pass on Hybrid Drives...

Thanks everyone for the input.




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