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SSD or Hybrid

Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:37 AM

Whats the basic difference between an SSD and a hybrid drive?
Would an SSD really make that much of a difference?
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Re: SSD or Hybrid

Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:42 AM

A SSD drive is probably the best upgrade you can make in today's PC market. The speed of copying files, accessing programs, and booting is just amazing compared to mechanical drives. A hybrid drive is a mechanical drive that has smart cache on it that will "learn" what programs you use the most and use the ssd cache for these programs, from personal experience though SSD is the way to go.
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Re: SSD or Hybrid

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

'all-in-one' hybrid drives (the only one I'm aware of are the Seagate Momentus XT series) are targeted at laptop users with only one 2.5" bay.

You CAN use them in desktop scenarios, but you'll find that they're not cost-effective in performance vs SSDs, nor in storage compared to HDDs. That is to say, in a desktop, a SSD + HDD combo is better than a hybrid drive.
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