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Windows 7: should I install windows on the SSD on a seagate SSHD

16 Sep 2014   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

'Fraid not. Sorry.


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16 Sep 2014   #22
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
First, the drive you pictured is NOT and SSHD (Solid State Hard Drive aka Hybrid Drive). If it was, it would say SSHD on the label.

Second, if it was an SSHD, the SSD portion wouldn't show up in My Computer and you wouldn't be able to access it. It's only 8GB and is only used to cache the HDD portion.

The 18GB SSD you found is probably an mSATA installed on the MOBO and most likely is intended to cache the HDD since 18GB is too small for the OS unless the computer originally had Linux installed.
Hmm very strange LF I looked this thing up and it is labelled Momentus which is the name Seagate used for the hybrids before they sort of dropped that title - yet the stock number refers to just a spinner. I reckon you are right the SSD is on the board and why the drive has Momentus on it is anyone's guess. Most Momentus drives I have seen are also 3GBs transfer rate and 5400rpm and the newer ones (hybrids) are 6GBs while retaining the 5400rpm spin speed.
From what I understand and gather of hybrids the SSD "part" acts as fast cache more than what one thinks of in a true SSD. Hybrid drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Have installed two of these now and to be honest the speed is not what one gets out of an out and out SSD but certainly faster than a plain spinner.
But I shall leave the rest you others to get to the bottom of the problem as frankly I am a little disappointed with the remarks made by the OP re my tardiness in replying.
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16 Sep 2014   #23
XXSSSXXX

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
But I shall leave the rest you others to get to the bottom of the problem as frankly I am a little disappointed with the remarks made by the OP re my tardiness in replying.
i didn't get that part... what's OP..?
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16 Sep 2014   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XXSSSXXX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
But I shall leave the rest you others to get to the bottom of the problem as frankly I am a little disappointed with the remarks made by the OP re my tardiness in replying.
i didn't get that part... what's OP..?
You my friend - Original Poster.
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16 Sep 2014   #25
XXSSSXXX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

that wasn't a bad remark.... i had no intention of offending you with those 4 words...
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16 Sep 2014   #26
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Look I do not want to get into any rights or wrongs of whatever or indeed bore the others on what is now clearly in the past - suffice I just took your comment that 'it took me long enough to post back" as a little unnecessary.
I will PM you.
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16 Sep 2014   #27
XXSSSXXX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

PM..? what's that..?
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16 Sep 2014   #28
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XXSSSXXX View Post
PM..? what's that..?
Private message.

PS You will see notifications at the top of the forum page usually an orange number (of messages)
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16 Sep 2014   #29
XXSSSXXX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

how come i can't PM you back.....
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16 Sep 2014   #30
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XXSSSXXX View Post
how come i can't PM you back.....
Click on reply add what you want to say and then it will give you an option at the top called Additional options - in small blue lettering click it and then resend.
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