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2 years ago#1
HSSDs vs. HDDs - Results (43 votes)
HSSD
37.21% (16 votes)
16
HDD
62.79% (27 votes)
27
This poll is now closed.
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2 years ago#2
They're nice in laptops, never really thought about using one in a desktop though
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2 years ago#3
Too little information. Right now I still recommend a separate SSD and HDD combo. Hybrid SSD's seem to fill a niche that just isn't there for the desktop user. If you can only have 1 drive, it might make a bit more sense but if you can have more than one drive a proper ssd will be faster and a regular HDD larger/cheaper.

Edit: Hybrid HDD's are still more expensive than regular HDD's so I'm not sure if I'd recommend the former over the latter. It really depends on what sort of data you keep will be keeping on the hybrid hdd and how many drives in general you have. I suppose you could argue that it can help with some frequently played games but I've gotten used to just transferring over the odd game to my ssd instead. Its better than a regular HDD in most ways aside from the most important imo; cost. So if money is no object, I'd get large hybrid HDD's. Keep in mind that I'm fairly sure having the 2 technologies melded together raises the failure rate.
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2 years ago#4
DV8ingSources posted...
Too little information. Right now I still recommend a separate SSD and HDD combo. Hybrid SSD's seem to fill a niche that just isn't there for the desktop user. If you can only have 1 drive, it might make a bit more sense but if you can have more than one drive a proper ssd will be faster and an regular HDD larger/cheaper.


Ah yes, I should clarify.

I mean using an HSSD instead of HDDs. Like having one SSD and one HSSD.

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2 years ago#5
DV8ingSources posted...
Too little information. Right now I still recommend a separate SSD and HDD combo. Hybrid SSD's seem to fill a niche that just isn't there for the desktop user. If you can only have 1 drive, it might make a bit more sense but if you can have more than one drive a proper ssd will be faster and an regular HDD larger/cheaper.


I too would recommend an SSD and an HDD, but I believe the poll is asking "in the event that you can only have one storage device -- an SSHD or an HDD - which one would you pick?".

Since SSHDs are basically HDDs with a bit better performance for a bit more money, it's a good question. SSDs are just too different to include in the poll.


MaxCHEATER64 posted...
DV8ingSources posted...
Too little information. Right now I still recommend a separate SSD and HDD combo. Hybrid SSD's seem to fill a niche that just isn't there for the desktop user. If you can only have 1 drive, it might make a bit more sense but if you can have more than one drive a proper ssd will be faster and an regular HDD larger/cheaper.


Ah yes, I should clarify.

I mean using an HSSD instead of HDDs. Like having one SSD and one HSSD.


Never mind then. This thread just got a lot more pointless.
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2 years ago#6
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2 years ago#7
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
DV8ingSources posted...
Too little information. Right now I still recommend a separate SSD and HDD combo. Hybrid SSD's seem to fill a niche that just isn't there for the desktop user. If you can only have 1 drive, it might make a bit more sense but if you can have more than one drive a proper ssd will be faster and an regular HDD larger/cheaper.


Ah yes, I should clarify.

I mean using an HSSD instead of HDDs. Like having one SSD and one HSSD.


If you have the room for multiple drives, there is little point in a hybrid drive. They're not as fast as SSDs and not as cheap as HDDs. Most of the stuff you'd want on a mass storage device doesn't benefit much from the extra speed.
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2 years ago#8
From what I've seen Hybrid drives do give a large performance boost similar to that of SSD's, but it takes longer as it just puts recently or frequently access files on the SSD.
So until things like the registry hive, or your favorite games get copied over, they remain slow.

As for failure, far as I know, when the SSD portion fails, the drive functions as a hard drive.
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2 years ago#9
I would only ever consider one for a laptop with a single HDD slot. I usually buy 15-17" laptops though so if I wanted to I'd probably have room for two.

For a desktop though, absolutely not.
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2 years ago#10
PhilOnDez posted...
I would only ever consider one for a laptop with a single HDD slot. I usually buy 15-17" laptops though so if I wanted to I'd probably have room for two.

For a desktop though, absolutely not.


No it's nice for desktops too.

The speed boost of the SSD without having to worry about multiple drives.
Great for rookie users.
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