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Performance between SRTs of SSD/HDD 7200RPM vs SSD/HDD 10000 RPM?

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Any know of the performance difference between the Smart Response Technology (SRT) when pairing

1) SSD and HDD 7200RPM

vs

2) SSD and HDD 10000 RPM?

I don't really see #2 often here, so I am guessing the cost/value is not worth it. But how much faster is it? Probably doesn't make much difference since the SSD would do most of the caching. But hey, sometimes one might just do it for the fun of it.

Thoughts?
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Just go ahead and get a big 7200 rpm drive, you will only notice the difference the first time you open a file. After a while most of your routine apps are going to be cached anyways.
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if theres any difference between 7200 and 10000, its definetly diminished with caching
a point to first check is the difference between those and start from there. If theres little difference then even less with srt
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After a while most of your routine apps are going to be cached anyways.
And that's exactly why SSDs aren't these "miracle devices" that everyone just "has to have" because they make "sooo much difference." SSDs are fast - but RAM is faster - by orders of magnitude.

If you only use a few progs, e.g. Skype, Firefox, some sort of media player, maybe open office or some such, then superfetch will make the HDD system just as fast(er) as the SSD system for day to day use.

I realize we're talking about 2 different types of caching, but the point is the same.

OP: If you're going to spend so much money as to get a 10k rpm drive AND an SSD, then just buy a bigger SSD.
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