Are they just a meme?
Recently picked up a 2tb hybrid. Haven't gotten around to formatting yet
How are they?
>Haven't gotten around to formatting yet
Why not learn to literally read for once
It's a great idea op, been wondering if I should get one
My laptop came with a self-pinning 1TB(8GB SSD) SSHD. I haven't noticed performance differences from an old WD Blue, but one thing is for sure: thing heats up like crazy on Linux and Windows 7.
It sits below the right palm rest and just won't let me touch my laptop unless I'm on Windows 8.
It is a Seagate SSHD.
It won't be long before a real 1TB SSD will be the same price. A 1TB SSD was like $500 not too long ago, and now it's less than $350. That hybrid drive is $250.
Also I question the longevity of the SSD in that setup. If you have one big SSD, you write most of everything you need once with little frequent rewrites, and maybe a quarterly OS reinstall if you're as anal as I am. With a hybrid, you're constantly writing over the entire thing as you access the rest of that 1TB HDD. Since someone buying that couldn't just live with 120gb of SSD space, they must be constantly accessing space outside of that range. So data is being rewritten over and over again, which shortens its lifespan. It's kind of the worst of both worlds.
We use the dumb ones as banks for research; add a 2% performance increase and put a "NEW!" sticker on it, then slightly lower the price of the old one and increase the price above average for the "new" one.
because of this, everybody and their mother have a computer/ internet/smartphone here, some times 3 or more...... seems to have fucked up the internet a bit, but ..hey that's the cost. hopefully they can be contained with
as long as you disable the SSD portion, you should be fine.
or better yet, just put your most crucial files on the HDD portion. The swap stuff that you can afford to lose should be placed in the SSD cache.
Hybrid drive + SSD is the best combination and is infinitely better than HDD + SSD
In general, hybrids are better than regular HDDs but are pricier for some relatively small benefits. (YMMV). HDDs are not better than SSHDs, though, and are actually *less* reliable; people who say they're worse dont know wtf they're talking about.
OP bought it already, we can't influence him with our opinions. Formatting a HD takes 2 minutes. Forming his own opinion takes 2 seconds. OP made a thread that means and contributes nothing. We mean nothing, existence will be swallowed up by the sun.
Depends on the type of drive. The OP's image is actually two drives stuck together, with separate portions that act as two separate drives. Most other hybrid drives automatically cache stuff on the nand.