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What exactly is the difference between a Hybrid Drive and a SSD/HDD?

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June 22, 2014 2:24:31 AM

So I just saw these things called Hybrid Drives, obviously a storage device like the HDD. But SSD speeds? I don't understand what the reviews say about these, so could someone clearly explain what this is? Is it exactly what is says, or is it completely different? Maybe I can swap my SSD and HDD for one of these in my new build ($100 save there)?

Anything you can answer in here, please do :

- What would be some good brands?
- Anything on the bad side?
- Anything extra/better about this?
- Any incompatibilities?
- Durability/Efficiency/Performance?
- Any reason for it to be less expensive than a 120-250 GB SSD?
- Any reason for me to get a HDD and a SSD over this?
- The rest of the specs :
Intel i5 4590
EVGA GTX 770 4GB ACX Cooling
Corsair RM650 Gold 650W Power Supply
Cooler Master K380 Mid Tower Full Mid-Night ATX Case
G.Skill RipJaws Series (2x4GB) DDR3 Ram
Seagate Hybrid Drive 1 TB
LG Electronics 24X SATA Multi DVD Internal Rewriter(M-Disk Supported)
AsusVS247HV 23.6inch LED Monitor
Windows 8.1 64 Bit OEI
No Motherboard yet Lol

*Anything the Hybrid Drive would affect here?*

-CenturyTech


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a b G Storage
June 22, 2014 2:34:32 AM

A hybrid drive is a HDD with a small SSD included.
Commonly read files are cached on the small SSD, so this reduces read time for these files (e.g. quicker load times for Windows).
Write time is the same as a HDD cince the files have to be written to the HDD.

Corsair RM650 power supply you have chosen is not great for the price.
There are better units available cheaper:
XFX Pro 650 or XFX Core 650
Corsair TX 650
Seasonic G 650

Edit: The bad reviews for the RM series are for the RM 750 and RM 850. The RM 650 is a different manufacturer and may be OK. The RM 650 is made by CWT who also make many of the CX and TX series supplies. Chicony make the RM 750 and RM 850.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm

Edit 2: Looking now, reviews for the RM 650 or RM 750 say they both use cheap capacitors, but otherwise quality is OK. The thing is though, this is an expensive supply and you expect better. The XFX or Seasonic supplies would be better.
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June 22, 2014 2:54:33 AM

VincentP said:
A hybrid drive is a HDD with a small SSD included.
Commonly read files are cached on the small SSD, so this reduces read time for these files (e.g. quicker load times for Windows).
Write time is the same as a HDD cince the files have to be written to the HDD.

Corsair RM650 power supply you have chosen is not great for the price.
There are better units available cheaper:
XFX Pro 650 or XFX Core 650
Corsair TX 650
Seasonic G 650

Edit: The bad reviews for the RM series are for the RM 750 and RM 850. The RM 650 is a different manufacturer and may be OK. The RM 650 is made by CWT who also make many of the CX and TX series supplies. Chicony make the RM 750 and RM 850.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm


Do you think the Cosair TX650 is a good way to go? or is there anything else you'd recommend from cosair around 100 bucks? I just saw the "Supports 4th gen Intel core processors" in alot of the new Psus, this Psu doesn't seem to, does this mean it's gonna cause trouble with the Intel i5 4590? Cosair was the only brand I could find that ships to Australia in most of the sites. And thanks for the info on the Hybrid Drive, still do you think it would be more efficient to buy 1Tb Hybrid Drive over a 120Gb SSD and a 1TB HDD not considering the storage capacity?
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a b G Storage
June 22, 2014 4:50:07 AM

I haven't seen the XFX supplies available in Australia (I am in Sydney).
Buy from a store in Australia, don't import parts yourself. You won't save much and warranty will be impossible.

The original Corsair TX-650 received great reviews, model CMPSU-650TX.
This was manufactured by Seasonic.
This hasn't been available for some years now.
Later models of TX-650 aren't as good.

The Corsair HX-650 is very good, but expensive.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Here are some suggestions below, available in Australia.

Antec HCG-620 for $99:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
This supply is manufactured by Seasonic, 80 plus bronze rated and top quality.

Seasonic 550W OEM 80 plus gold for $105:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=1...
This OEM supply doesn't look like much, but you can't go wrong with Seasonic.

They also have the 650W version for $119, although the 550W is enough for your system:
http://www.umart.com.au/newindex28.phtml?id=10&bid=9&si...

Seasonic G 550 for $125:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=1...
80 plus gold rated. Seasonic retail power supply.

www.pccasegear.com are in Melbourne.
www.umart.com.au are in Brisbane and Sydney.
Both post around Australia.

On your hard drive question, I would just go with a fast hard drive unless you can afford an SSD big enough to install the operating system and the programs you commonly use.

1TB Seagate barracuda for $69:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

2TB Seagate barracuda for $94:
http://www.umart.com.au/newindex28.phtml?id=10&bid=2&si...

Stick to 2TB or less for your boot drive (the whole drive, not just the partition) so you don't have to deal with UEFI boot.

If shopping for parts in Australia, the following website is very useful:
www.staticice.com.au
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June 22, 2014 2:47:58 PM

VincentP said:
I haven't seen the XFX supplies available in Australia (I am in Sydney).
Buy from a store in Australia, don't import parts yourself. You won't save much and warranty will be impossible.

The original Corsair TX-650 received great reviews, model CMPSU-650TX.
This was manufactured by Seasonic.
This hasn't been available for some years now.
Later models of TX-650 aren't as good.

The Corsair HX-650 is very good, but expensive.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Here are some suggestions below, available in Australia.

Antec HCG-620 for $99:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
This supply is manufactured by Seasonic, 80 plus bronze rated and top quality.

Seasonic 550W OEM 80 plus gold for $105:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=1...
This OEM supply doesn't look like much, but you can't go wrong with Seasonic.

They also have the 650W version for $119, although the 550W is enough for your system:
http://www.umart.com.au/newindex28.phtml?id=10&bid=9&si...

Seasonic G 550 for $125:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=1...
80 plus gold rated. Seasonic retail power supply.

www.pccasegear.com are in Melbourne.
www.umart.com.au are in Brisbane and Sydney.
Both post around Australia.

On your hard drive question, I would just go with a fast hard drive unless you can afford an SSD big enough to install the operating system and the programs you commonly use.

1TB Seagate barracuda for $69:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

2TB Seagate barracuda for $94:
http://www.umart.com.au/newindex28.phtml?id=10&bid=2&si...

Stick to 2TB or less for your boot drive (the whole drive, not just the partition) so you don't have to deal with UEFI boot.

If shopping for parts in Australia, the following website is very useful:
www.staticice.com.au


This is all I have to say : This is EXACTLY the answer I wanted! THANKS A LOT!!!!

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