Originally Posted by Epitope
Why not get a single SSD for OS and a few key applications you want to load fast and a standard cheap hard drive for all the file/media storage? With a dedicated SSd you can control what is allowed to load super fast. With a hybrid drive you just hope that the drive can guess what you want to load fast.
There is no need to use SSDs or hybrid drives for bulk file storage. Unless you really care that it takes 0.4 seconds less to start playing a MP3 or movie file...
In my opinion hybrid drives are for people who don't know how to use two independent hard drives. If your laptop can only hold 1 drive then I guess they make sense but for any other application I say get a SSd and a normal HD.
Personally my short stroked Samsung 1TB F3 is fast enough as an OS drive. I don't reboot that often so boot time is not an issue to me.
I find having 2 independent drives to be a waste, i can't wait to have 6 drives in raid 0 because no matter what drives the are even the worst, it will blow the doors of an ssd even 2 in raid 0, plus with raid 0 every last thing i do is super fast, booting, reading, writing, and having 24Gb of ram in dual triple channel at 2100mhz would be a waste to not use raid 0.
like really who wants to blow $75 for a 30GB ssd just to then have a snail 1TB or 2TB when you can take 4 5400rpm at 250gb raid 0 them, smoke the ssd in every way, spend less money, still have almost 1TB of space and best thing of all you comp shows 1 hard drive so you don't have to waste time sitting there going " well i use this a lot more now so ill stick that on my c drive (ssd) and then i'll put my videos on the D drive, oh snap well i don't really use jungle flasher now so i can stick that onto the D drive also and so on. they invented striped raid for a reason. i would use mirrored if it gave me any gain what so ever. 4 drives mirrored ( well im downloading a movie and one drive caught on fire and . . . oh great my dog just wizzed on number 2 and 3 but hey, im still running =0
RAID mirroredEdited by RtGScarFaceLS - 7/18/11 at 9:20pm