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Windows 7: Buying a Seagate SSHD for my laptop?

31 Jul 2013   #1
PedroCst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Buying a Seagate SSHD for my laptop?

Hi everyone,
The HDD from my Toshiba C650d has failed, which seems to be a common issue in this model. Therefore, I will have to buy a new hard drive for my computer, and I was thinking about buying a Seagate 500GB SSHD model, like this one.

Is this a good drive to buy? Is it reliable?

Best regards,
Pedro.

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EDIT: After some thinking I decided to get myself a Samsung 840 120GB SSD.


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31 Jul 2013   #2
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

How much data do you keep on your laptop? If it isn't your main computer, you could get a 128/256GB SSD.
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31 Jul 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Is that a refurb - I thought they don't make that model any more.
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31 Jul 2013   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Is that a refurb - I thought they don't make that model any more.
They still do...kindasorta. The ones that are being sold now are a 5400 rpm drive instead of 7200 rpm as they used to be. The newer models have been getting pretty good reviews.

Coincidentally, I just installed one in my Lenovo G570 notebook yesterday (it replaced a 5400 rpm HDD). While it takes as many as fifteen restarts before the SSHD is "trained" to boot faster, even after four restarts, my two slowest programs to start up, calibre and Media Monkey (both access huge databases), were starting up almost as fast as they do on the SSD in my desktop rig. The SSHD hasn't had enough time to get "trained" for faster boots but, since I'm thrilled that those two programs open so quickly now, I'll probably just let it get "trained" over normal startups.

Even a 128GB SSD is going to cost almost twice as much as the 500GB SSHD.

Of course, an SSD would be much faster but I just couldn't justify spending $110 more than I spent on the notebook for a 512GB SSD and 256GB was cutting it a bit close for my needs (and still would have cost more than I could justify for that machine). I caught the SSHD on sale for 1/7 of what the equivalent SSD would have cost, which is plenty for a computer that gets only a few times a year (generally, only when I'm on the road).
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31 Jul 2013   #5
BigTabs

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

I would personally say ssd's are great for windows OS but 128gb would not last depends on factors like what you are planing to use it for

Remembering ssd drives are not cheap I would say get yourself a decent hard drive as I have seen test done with ssd vs hdd not all cases the ssd is faster and price pays for quality
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31 Jul 2013   #6
BigTabs

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

I think and if others agree get yourself a SSHD
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31 Jul 2013   #7
PedroCst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
How much data do you keep on your laptop? If it isn't your main computer, you could get a 128/256GB SSD.
I don't need to keep much data in the laptop. I am mostly worried about the reliability of the drive, plus its price (therefore won't need more than 128GB SSD / 500GB SSHD).

It is not my main computer either
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31 Jul 2013   #8
BigTabs

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

First thing I will say is I'm 50/50 on this but I swear I seen ssd's don't last long compared to sshd and hdd

Get yourself a sshd
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31 Jul 2013   #9
PedroCst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs View Post
First thing I will say is I'm 50/50 on this but I swear I seen ssd's don't last long compared to sshd and hdd

Get yourself a sshd
My biggest concern is about the reliability of the said brand.
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31 Jul 2013   #10
BigTabs

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

Ssd's are not that reliable
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