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October 7, 2013 6:36:02 PM

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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October 7, 2013 7:09:10 PM

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
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October 7, 2013 7:11:35 PM

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.
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October 7, 2013 7:21:39 PM

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
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October 7, 2013 7:26:50 PM

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.

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October 8, 2013 11:52:02 AM

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!

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October 8, 2013 6:42:05 PM

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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