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User Info: MaxCHEATER64

MaxCHEATER64
3 years ago#1
What do you guys think of Hybrid Drives? Good? Bad?
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User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
3 years ago#2
I wouldn't say they're bad... they're not exactly good though.
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MaxCHEATER64
3 years ago#3
WyzeGye posted...
I wouldn't say they're bad... they're not exactly good though.


Howso?
How do they compare with normal HDDs?
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#4
Good for games, not so good for general speed up.
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User Info: Xantose161

Xantose161
3 years ago#5
I heard decent things about them. Only a little slower than SSD, but more space and cheaper. But that being said I nvr had any experience with one that I could compare it to my SSD so Idk. I was thinking of probably buying one whenever my secondary hard drive starts giving me problems or get in the mood to upgrade it just to try one out.
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User Info: mikewu1

mikewu1
3 years ago#6
I had a Samsung laptop with a hybrid. 32 SSD and 500 GB HDD. I didn't really notice a difference because the drive allocated the where the SSD went.

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LaMichael_James
3 years ago#7
mikewu1 posted...
I had a Samsung laptop with a hybrid. 32 SSD and 500 GB HDD. I didn't really notice a difference because the drive allocated the where the SSD went.


sounds like you had a 32 ssd msata cache drive

the general idea is the same as a hybrid but works differently
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User Info: Enigma149

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3 years ago#8
If I couldn't afford a large SSD, and only had one hard drive bay, I'd get one.

Other than that, though, there's no real use.
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User Info: reincarnator07

reincarnator07
3 years ago#9
A lot better than my opinion of all code text...

Kay, less snarky answer. I don't see that much of a point in them. If you're looking at them, it's likely you could get a proper SSD and a decent HDD. You have enough space on a 128GB SSD for a couple of games (although next gen looks to try and change this >_<) and they'd be a lot faster. All your music, movies and photos wouldn't gain anything from the faster speeds unless you were moving them around.

The only time I'd see a point would be if you were limited in physical space for drives and were unable to use an external storage solution.
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User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#10
reincarnator07 posted...
A lot better than my opinion of all code text...

Kay, less snarky answer. I don't see that much of a point in them. If you're looking at them, it's likely you could get a proper SSD and a decent HDD. You have enough space on a 128GB SSD for a couple of games (although next gen looks to try and change this >_<) and they'd be a lot faster. All your music, movies and photos wouldn't gain anything from the faster speeds unless you were moving them around.

The only time I'd see a point would be if you were limited in physical space for drives and were unable to use an external storage solution.


There's a lot of people who want SSD like speeds but can't afford an SSD or don't want to pay $100-$500 for very little storage.
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