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What are Hybrid Hard Drives?

Hi, I am getting a replacement unit from HP which includes the following.
1TB 5400RPM Hybrid Hard Drive
24GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache

Previously I had a 750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive so I was wondering which one is better in terms of performance.

Thanks.
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  1. They work by putting your most used piece of data on the SDD part of the drive and thus makes your most used programs load up alot faster, they are a half way mark between SSD and HDD
  2. So I shouldn't really worry about trading my 7200RPM for the 1TB Hybrid then? I just wanted to make sure before I confirm the replacement order.
  3. No the SSHD (Hybrid Drive) is better, but more expensive, so if you can afford it, go for the hybrid. If not stay with you're 750gb
  4. HP is offering both 1TB 5400RPM Hybrid Hard Drive for "storage" AND 24GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache for "Enhance drive performance for frequently used applications and files; supports Intel Smart Response Technology" as a replacement for the 7200 drive. So I guess I am getting a good deal then.
  5. zifaun said:
    HP is offering both 1TB 5400RPM Hybrid Hard Drive for "storage" AND 24GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache for "Enhance drive performance for frequently used applications and files; supports Intel Smart Response Technology" as a replacement for the 7200 drive. So I guess I am getting a good deal then.



    Yes, you sure are!

    Yogi
  6. Best answer
    zifaun said:
    HP is offering both 1TB 5400RPM Hybrid Hard Drive for "storage" AND 24GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache for "Enhance drive performance for frequently used applications and files; supports Intel Smart Response Technology" as a replacement for the 7200 drive. So I guess I am getting a good deal then.



    on the contrary I disagree.
    You are getting a 5400rpm drive with 4 or 8gb of ssd cache (that you have no control over)
    You are already getting a 24gb cache drive.

    Both of these are going to cache your frequenetly used data making the SSD part of the HDD totally useless and leaving you with a 5400rpm drive which won't be all that great a gaming drive. 5400rpm's make fine storage and general use drives but more demanding applications need 7200rpm's.
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