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Opinion on Solid State Hybrid Drives?

#1MaxCHEATER64Posted 10/8/2013 4:46:16 PM
What do you guys think of Hybrid Drives? Good? Bad?
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#2WyzeGyePosted 10/8/2013 4:47:54 PM
I wouldn't say they're bad... they're not exactly good though.
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#3MaxCHEATER64(Topic Creator)Posted 10/8/2013 5:02:08 PM
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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#4SinisterSlayPosted 10/8/2013 5:42:01 PM
Good for games, not so good for general speed up.
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#5Xantose161Posted 10/8/2013 5:44:24 PM
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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#6mikewu1Posted 10/8/2013 5:47:12 PM
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.
#7LaMichael_JamesPosted 10/8/2013 5:56:15 PM
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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#8Enigma149Posted 10/8/2013 9:06:40 PM
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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#9reincarnator07Posted 10/9/2013 7:44:12 AM
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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#10ThePCElitistPosted 10/9/2013 8:08:49 AM
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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