Laptop mSATA SSD

I'm highly considering the Sager NP9170.

1 question:

I'm think about getting a 128GB Crucial M4 mSATA SSD (Preconfigured as an OS Drive) along with a 750GB 7200RPM [Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache] HDD.

Any thoughts about the setup? AND:
How would that compare to:
1. Having the OS on a regular SSD (More expensive) and 750 GB of HDD storage
2. Having the OS on the 750GB HDD

Thanks in advance.
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  1. I'd also like to hear an answer to this. I'm confused about what a good customization is in regards to SSD/HDD, price & performance-wise.

    I'm also considering the NP9170. Even wondering if I should go all SSD no HDD.
  2. tinkermaths said:
    I'd also like to hear an answer to this. I'm confused about what a good customization is in regards to SSD/HDD, price & performance-wise.

    I'm also considering the NP9170. Even wondering if I should go all SSD no HDD.



    If your computing needs are satisfied by a 128gb SSd then you can however some factors to keep in mind:
    1) You cannot do not & should not defragment or format an SSD
    2) Repeated flashing like downloading movies and stuff and then erasing them, if you are into this you would need a seperate SATA disk for it as repeated flashing of SSD when it is the boot drive makes it unstable and decreses the life of the SSD
  3. Hybrid drives like the Seagate mommentus 750 Gb has only enough storage for your OS so if you want o put games so that they dont crash and load faster then you would have to go for two seperate harddisks SATA & SSD.Otherwise if boot time is the priority then you can go for a Hybrid drive with just the OS in it
  4. But any thoughts on my setup?
  5. calmlikeabomb said:
    1. OS better be installed on the SSD.
    2. Why mSata? with the NP9170 (and others) you can install 2.5" SSD and an HDD at the same time and the SSD offers are better


    2. The price. the mSATA SSD is considerably cheaper so i was just wondering how it compares to a normal SSD. Perhaps I might get one instead, but thats why Im here.
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