Hybrid HDD & SSD

April 16, 2018 at 04:26:08
Specs: Windows 10
When you don't want to go the Solid State route and you choose hybrid what benefits are your really getting other then a slight increase in boot-up speeds for your pc. I'm asking because its either I get the Hybrid or I just keep it simple and get a 6tb drive.

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#1
April 16, 2018 at 05:47:28
I am not sure what you have against SSD drives but I see little benefit in hybrid drives.
Wait for others opinions before deciding though and use Google for additional opinions.

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#2
April 16, 2018 at 06:21:31
In one of your other threads, I posted links about the advantages & disadvantages of SSHD hybrid drives. I believe my recommendation was a 240GB SSD for the OS + a SSHD for programs & data storage. But if you're only going to run a single drive, a SSHD should perform better than a standard HDD & the cost difference between the two is minimal.

"I'm asking because its either I get the Hybrid or I just keep it simple and get a 6tb drive"

Why would you want a single 6TB HDD? That's called "putting all your eggs in one basket". Hopefully you have some sort of backup process in mind in case the drive fails. How about this - 240GB SSD (OS) + 1TB SSHD (programs + games) + 4TB HDD (data storage)?


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#3
April 16, 2018 at 11:28:53
Space and money rider. I'm not spending that kind of money on a SSD. The one I want is too SMALL for Steam Game storage so that's the basis of my questions about this. A 6tb drive is a simple solution for someone thats not turning there system on and off all the time so boot speeds or even loading make no difference to me. And I have nothing against ssd's fingers it's just what I said too much money for too little space for my needs but a hybrid combo for my os steam games and reg disk drive for my bulk storage does sound right. OR and this just came to me I can just run the Steam Client and games thru my bulk drive which would solve my problem all together.

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#4
April 16, 2018 at 12:02:25
240GB SSDs are cheap, about $50. 120GB & 128GB SSDs sell for about $35. You could probably get by with a smaller SSD if you make sure the bulk of your programs are installed to the HDD (or SSHD) rather than the SSD.

In your other thread, you asked about upgrading to 64GB RAM. That is an absolute waste of money. Stick with the 16GB you have & invest the savings in a SSD + your HDD (or SSHD) of choice. I suggest you look thru your other threads & click the links regarding SSD vs SSHD vs HDD & the effects they have on gaming performance.

https://www.reviewsdir.com/best-ssd...

https://pcgamehaven.com/ssd-vs-hdd/

EDIT: I just had a look at Newegg. 6TB HDDs sell for about $175.
240GB SSD ($50) + 1TB SSHD ($75) + 4TB HDD ($90) = $215. So it wouldn't cost a heck of a lot more to get better performance.

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#5
April 16, 2018 at 13:28:28
riider: Have you tried the newer PCIe NVMe M2 drives yet? 240GB for $120. (Samsung EVO or WD Black) 3X the speed of SATA SSD. A little over double the price of the SATA versions but great performance. Mine is on PCIe 4X card because I did not have PCIe version of the M2 slot, just the SATA version and there is no real reason for a third drive. Mine is half full with W7 and Prog's and storage on WD Black HD (much less than half full on 1TB). ($120.00 + $65.00 = $185.00)

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#6
April 16, 2018 at 13:53:45
riider yea you're going to have to post a link to ssd for under 70 cause the ones I've seen unless used are NOT 35 to 50 so I have no idea where u seen those prices for brand new models and I'm not getting anything used. Actually I'm wrong I have seen cheaper models but I have no interest in buying those since all I've seen are bad reviews on them or advised by other techs not to buy them like the SanDisk.

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#7
April 16, 2018 at 13:59:47
either I'm going to get the 120gb SSD by Samson, that's 89 bucks, or I get the hybrid drive and pair either one with my 4tb disk. ONLY THING ABOUT THE Hybrid I keep reading is that it always at some point runs slower from when you first started using that and/or the drives fail all together so I dn't like that.. Your 3 drive solution is not going to happen either.

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#8
April 16, 2018 at 14:45:21
also I guess I should be clear when I talk about the Hybrid Drive I'm talking about 2tb not 1.. 1 is too small for my needs and 2tb SSHD, the one i'm looking at, is 90.

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#9
April 16, 2018 at 14:59:37
From all I've observed re' hybrid drives... t'would seem better to stick with conventional (non-hybrid) - or break the piggy bank and go for SSD.

I've tended to go with Crucial drives; either via Amazon or even Crucial themselves. Often Amazon have better prices and occasionally even a sale/discount going on for the Crucial. Not sure how Egghead compare to Amazon for Crucial SSD.


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#10
April 16, 2018 at 15:13:11
egg varies too leaning more to the expensive side at least from my experience. I think Amazon other than Ebay has the best competitive prices available. I'm sure there other sites but I don't know them.

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#11
April 16, 2018 at 15:44:39
ok I see what they and you mean now "Crucial" they have a SSD for 50, wow. So how would you compare that with the Samsung 850 EVO - 120GB?

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#12
April 16, 2018 at 16:02:01
Are you asking about SATA SSDs or PCIe NVMe M2 that Fingers mentioned? (no, I haven't tried them)
Are you not from the US? Here's a 240GB SATA SSD for $55: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

Team Group may not be a top tier name, but their SSDs get good reviews. Remember, even a "slow" SSD will be faster than the fastest mechanical hard drive.

https://babeltechreviews.com/team-g...


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#13
April 16, 2018 at 16:29:45
"Are you asking about SATA SSDs"? I was, And i'm going with the Crucial 120. That is a sales link btw so I have no use for that unfortunately.

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#14
April 16, 2018 at 16:40:00
Some of the reviews for the Team Group SSD - as viewed on the NewEgg site - are not all that kind or favourable?

I’ve only ever used Crucial SSD, and the RAM they sell too; and been very satisfied with both.

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#15
April 16, 2018 at 20:41:09
Look at this one:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...
WD 250GB SATA SSD US $75.00
Good reviews, Good Warranty, Good Company.

or
Samsung 250GB SATA SSD US $85.00
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...
Dito...

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#16
April 17, 2018 at 09:54:17
He's going to do it his way no matter what we suggest.

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#17
April 17, 2018 at 10:52:56
so es verdad compadres...

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