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Is this a good value for a hybrid drive?

Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive ST750LX003 -$178.99

This will be for a new build. I have already bought a Crucial SSD for my boot drive. Is it worth it or should I get a couple standard HDDs?
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  1. If you have a SSD for booting and just want a file storage drive, going with a regular drive is generally best.

    The reason being, most personal files(movies/music/docs) do not need a blazing fast drive to work well.

    The acceleration offered by the hybrid drive will also only work for your most accessed files. I don't know about you, but I push past lots of files on my personal file drive, so it would have a hard time deciding what to put on the ssd portion for me.
  2. Yeah, it has 8GB of SSD so not sure how that would be utilized on my system. Doesn't Windows7 64-bit take about 30GB? The other big piece of software I use is Adobe Lightroom3. Maybe I'll just keep the Crucial and stay on the hunt for "reasonably priced" HDDs for storage.
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    As a system drive, it would be better then a stock hard drive, but if you already have a SSD with room for Windows + your most used programs, I would just get a storage drive for data.

    On the plus side, 3.5 inch drives have faster speeds anyway :)

    I would only look at that drive for something like a laptop or as a main system drive when an SSD is not an option. Ohh and in a media center since its quiet.
  4. Best answer selected by Cla55clown.
  5. And look what just popped up on Tom's home page. Just the info I was looking for:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/hybrid-hard-drive-flash-ssd,3116.html
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