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1TB 5400 RPM + 24GB SSD or 1TB Hybrid 5400 RPM + 8GB SSHD?

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April 26, 2014 9:47:42 AM

which one is better? and not familiar with Hybrid technology so wanted to confirm before I buy it....please suggest.
a c 901 G Storage
April 26, 2014 9:54:03 AM

Neither.

What is your budget for the storage options?
And is this a laptop or a desktop?
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April 26, 2014 10:05:50 AM

Thanks for getting back to me. This is Lenovo Y510p Laptop. the cost is around 1100 which include of MS office and Norton for 2 yrs. Listed below are the two models I am looking at. Please suggest which one should i go with.Thank you.


4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
- Operating system
Windows 8.1 64
- Display
15.6" FHD LED Glossy (1920x1080)
- Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT755M GDDR5 2GB
- Memory
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
- Hard Drive
1TB Hybrid 5400 RPM + 8GB SSHD
- Optical Drive
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
- Network Card
Intel 7260 b/g/n Wireless (2x2 BGN)
- Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version 4.0
- Warranty
One year
- Battery
6 Cell 72 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion
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Processor
4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
- Operating system
Windows 8.1 64
- Display
15.6" FHD LED Glossy Wedge (1920x1080)
- Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT755M GDDR5 2GB
- Memory
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
- Hard Drive
1TB 5400 RPM + 24GB SSD
- Optical Drive
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
- Network Card
Intel 7260 b/g/n Wireless (2x2 BGN)
- Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version 4.0
- Warranty
One year
- Battery
6 Cell 72 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion
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a c 901 G Storage
April 26, 2014 10:19:50 AM

Well....all else being equal, the one with the 24GB SSD cache drive will be kind of, sort of, theoretically faster.

Those SSD cache+HDD things work by learning what files/applications you use the most, and having those live on the faster SSD.
The one with the 24GB will be able to hold more stuff, and as such have those things be 'faster'.

You and the OS sees it as just one drive. You don't get the option to choose what goes on the SSD.
Whatever the system decides needs to be on the SSD will be faster.
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April 26, 2014 10:38:44 AM

Thank you! Is this is a good buy for the money i am paying? I have Lenovo T420 and I am happy with the system but never used Hybrid hard drive so wanted to ensure if that's good to buy.
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May 1, 2014 7:59:08 AM

My loaded Lenovo Y510P with the double graphics cards and 1TB 5400 HD/24GB SSD Hybrid drive just blew the SSD part and is sitting at the Lenovo repair depot waiting for the new drive to come in, which Lenovo says is currently unavailable. I do not trust SSD reliability. Can I switch to a non-ssd 5400 drive? If so, can I upgrade to a 7200 non-ssb drive. I guess I just don't know whether the BIOS will let me do either, or whether it will even care.

TIA
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