Hi guys,so about SSHD i found out today ,i was going to buy notebook which had 5400rpm HDD and i was told that it was going to slow my PC down and it was better to buy 7200rpm HDD or hybrid.Just recently i configured my first new PC thanks to this community and for my build i chose Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache HDD.What i want is to replace this HDD with best SSHD(if its really faster and better than HDD).Budget is under or around 120-150$
I don't really care about storage size if its not lower than 500GB,i just want my SSHD to be as fast and reliable as possible...
Here is my build:
CPU Core i5 3570k Quad-Core 3.4Ghz MOBO ASrock z77 extreme6 RAM Corsair Vengeance 8gb ddr3 1600 GPU Sapphire radeon HD 7950 3GB 850MHZ with boost PSUXFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V
Use 20GB for caching and use the remainder for your favorite programs.
Thank you for your reply,thats a good idea,but i'm low on budget,still i think i can afford 256gb SSD or 128GB or lower and HDD to work together,but i have no idea how should i be with SSD and HDD installed together
A Hybred drive normally has a Small SSD cache, around 8 Gigs. This will cache primarilly the files called when loading OS Plus SOME of the most often used programs, but not much more. There for most of your "file" accesses will bypass the cache and load at the performance of the HDD