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is cloning an HDD onto a hybrid solid state drive going to be poorly optimized?

Last response: in Storage
September 12, 2013 10:59:19 PM

My friend recently purchased a Hybrid Solid State Drive for his laptop to replace his regular HDD. After a ton of drama trying to find a way to install windows 8 (I won't go into detail) we decided to put the drives in my computer and use software to clone the contents of the old drive onto the new drive. I know that when cloning from an HDD to an SSD the SSD won't run at full speed and will benefit from a clean install. What I'm wondering is whether or not this will be the case with a hybrid solid state drive since it seems like it is a regular HDD with a large SSD cache on it from the description. Any feed back would be great!
a c 297 G Storage
September 13, 2013 7:48:44 AM

The thumb rule is always install OS on a new drive, no matter its a HDD or SSD or Hybrid. Cloning in a sense is transferring so it will not be fruitful.