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March 26, 2014 2:16:45 PM

I'm looking at a new Lenovo laptop and comparing two machines. One says it has an 1TB hybrid +8gb SSHD, the other says 1TB + 24 gb SSD. Wondering if this is just grammatical or is there really a difference?

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March 26, 2014 2:28:15 PM

The main difference is the amount of data that can be chached 8GB Vs 24GB. The more information you can cache the more of your apps will see a start up speed increase. Since you're trying to decide which to go for 24GB is clearly the better of the two.
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March 26, 2014 2:31:08 PM

So is there a difference between an SSHD and an SSD? Are they both Hybrid Drives?
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March 26, 2014 2:37:48 PM

Yes, both are hybrid drives. But I'm not sure if hybrid drives' SSD portion is a persistent cache or not. It may clear itself with every boot.
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March 26, 2014 2:41:49 PM

If it isn't persistent, then would you say the SSHD would be the better choice, even tho it has a smaller cache?
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March 26, 2014 2:44:16 PM

SSHD means the flash memory is built into the harddrive; SSD means it is a separate unit. So on the +24gb ssd it might not be setup as a cache drive (but it might), on the 8gb sshd it will almost certainly be setup as a cache drive (western digital makes one "sshd" that isn't, but this sounds like it uses a seagate drive).

I believe the first ssd + hd laptops intended to use the ssd as a caching drive, but then decided against it for some reason. With a small ssd like that, you almost always want it as a cache drive.
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a b G Storage
March 26, 2014 2:55:15 PM

uvantu said:
If it isn't persistent, then would you say the SSHD would be the better choice, even tho it has a smaller cache?


I didn't say that. It was neieus that did.
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March 27, 2014 8:07:16 AM

Magic, in your opinion would you say one would be preferred for performance over the other?
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