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Windows 7: Hybrid Hard Drive

17 Dec 2011   #1
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 
Hybrid Hard Drive

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with hybrid hard drives. I have heard that there are a lot of cons to these drives. For example, I have heard that the constant power up and down has more wear on it rather than it continuously running.


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17 Dec 2011   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

theres a lot of myths about all new tech. more often then not is all just rubbish.

Hybrid drives are a great balance of speed and size. However with the current HDD climit they are a bit expensive.

the other option would be to pair an existing hard drive you have and a low capacity SSD which are relatively inexpensive.
The same quick caching performance can still be gained.
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17 Dec 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

There does seem to be some issues with a hybrid drive such as hanging and no speed gain in general. For the price of 500GB hybrid, buy a 64GB SSD and transfer your OS to it and you will see some blazing speed.
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