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Hybrid or HDD?

Whihc one should I go for, reliability wise?
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  1. Hybrid. Install OS on SSD and use HDD for your own data.
  2. correct.
  3. And..do not be mistaken between hybrid HDD and hybrid solution.
    Hybrid solution: SSD for OS and your programs, an extra HDD for data, etc.
    Hybrid HDD: a HDD with a small sized built-in SSD to speed up caching.

    I am also giving +1 for hybrid solution.
  4. correct.
  5. guanyu210379 said:
    And..do not be mistaken between hybrid HDD and hybrid solution.
    Hybrid solution: SSD for OS and your programs, an extra HDD for data, etc.
    Hybrid HDD: a HDD with a small sized built-in SSD to speed up caching.

    I am also giving +1 for hybrid solution.


    I was referring to a hybrid hdd.
  6. The Hybrid HDD or SSHD as Seagate labels them, are a good option if you need a single system drive with a decent amount of storage. If you are looking for a data only drive that won't require a higher level of performance... I tend to lean toward a traditional HDD. If this will be your boot drive with applications, you will see a good benefit.

    As mentioned above a boot SSD and Data HDD is still the best option. However, I understand that sometimes that is not an option or preferred.

    I actually used one of the first Seagate hybid drives in my PS3. It's a Momentus XT 500GB with a 4GB of SLC cache. I must say it performs very well.
  7. Regarding an HDD, higher or lesser RPM is better?
  8. I use a 1TB SSHD and it's been much better than my old standard HDD. I wanted faster speeds without buying an expensive SSD with only small capacity like 250GB. My SSHD has improved loading speeds a lot, I get into games much faster, and applications loads almost instantly. Good choice if you're after almost SSD speeds with high capacity and good price.
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    cscrille said:
    Regarding an HDD, higher or lesser RPM is better?


    It depends. For speed you want a 7200RPM drive. I believe the Seagate SSHD 3.5" drives are 7200RPM and the laptop version is 5400RPM.

    As far as standard HDDs you will typically want a 7200RPM drive for OS and APPS. The slower spinning 5400 or 5900RPM drives are usually for data storage or 24/7 NAS appliances were you may want want low power consumption and drive longevity.

    Server hard drives can spin at 10,000 or 15,000 RPMs but are expensive.
  10. If you can get hybrid solution, I suggest you get it. It is the best solution you can get for a PC as long as you still have enough place in your rig.
    SSHD or Hybrid HDD is a solution for another need. Usually for laptop where you have only 1 place for 1 HDD.
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