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Can Seagate's hybrid SSHD's keep up with Samsung 840 EVO?

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December 25, 2013 8:25:31 PM

I recently built a desktop computer and i'm pretty happy with it's Samsung 840 Pro. Now, I'm looking to buy an SSD for my 4 year-old core 2 duo laptop since i don't have the budget for a new laptop at the moment.

i'm choosing between the seagate SSHD
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Laptop-Solid-Hybrid-ST500...

and the Samsung 840 EVO
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-...

If the performance difference is not noticeable (boot time, program startup and overall performance) i'd get the hybrid since it has more storage space but if the EVO will run really faster, i won't mind the 120Gb because i only use the laptop when i'm in school.

Thank you!
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December 25, 2013 8:45:10 PM

If the laptop does not have sata3, it probably would not be worth it to purchase a SSD for it. And the Seagate you listed is a slow 5400rpm drive at that.

You'd probably be better off getting a decent 7200rpm drive with a 64Meg cash memory. 32Meg cash is not bad either with a 7200rpm drive.

This is great but a little pricey:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 27, 2013 5:15:25 AM

spooky2th said:
If the laptop does not have sata3, it probably would not be worth it to purchase a SSD for it. And the Seagate you listed is a slow 5400rpm drive at that.

You'd probably be better off getting a decent 7200rpm drive with a 64Meg cash memory. 32Meg cash is not bad either with a 7200rpm drive.

This is great but a little pricey:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




isn't 15mm a little too thick? but i guess it would still fit. I think i'll be testing my 840 Pro on my laptop and see for myself. And if it does bottleneck on SATA 2, then i'll get that drive. Thanks!
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