I Sitll dont know whats the reason for buying a hybrid drive. I mean sure its a tad bit faster... But, and this is perhaps i'm still a poor ol' student, why would i spend 120$ on a 1tb hhd if i can get a 1tb regular hdd for as little as 50$ now.
Perhaps its just me, but i still prefer a smaller seperate hard drive for my desktop. A nice 40 - 120gb hdd solely for THE OS, a 250 - 500 gb for apps and such, and finally 1-2tb for data and back ups
Yes; that is how I run my system as well well at least in partitions. The 64Gb SSD is the OS drive, and I have two 750Gb Hhd's split up into 2 Vd's , a Backup, Media, and Program's partition. Of course the biggest thing is the 2 750Gb (WD black 750, and a Samsung Spinpoint 750 drive cost me under $100), where as at the time I got the SSD it was roughly the same price or slightly more.
Ditto to what you guys said.
Hybrid drives may provide a benefit for low-end single drive systems, but low end systems tend to emphasize price over performance, so I don't see the market for these.
I'm much happier with two separate drives - SSD for mostly static "write once, read many" files, and a standard HDD for the stuff that constantly churns.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Like SSDs, HDDs are most promising in mobile devices. Since most laptops don't include dual hard-drive bays, a hybrid drive could offer some of an SSD's performance and significantly more storage space.
Just buy a Vertex 2, you will never want to use a normal hard drive again.
Except when you need storage space. :P My current rig has ~5.4TB of HDD space and it's ~50% full. I can see an argument for moving most of it to externals that are only powered up when needed but there's no way I could pare down enough to fit work+entertainment on a 120GB drive. 256GB+ SSD's are still far out of my price range.
I have a Seagate 500GB Hybrid in my Dell Laptop and it works great. It boots faster with that drive in there and it's performance seems to be quicker too.
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