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im a little confused about this laptop does anyone know if this laptop has a 32gb ssd and a 500gb hdd, or if it has a hybrid drive with 32gb built in as a single hybrid drive?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834686001

being that i cant find any information on a hybrid drive with 32gb of built in flash, and theres no dvd drive, there's gotta be two drives right?

also if they are two drives, anyone know if the larger drive may be cached by the smaller one? doubt it right? idk personally i'd like 2 partitions 2 drives, not sure if theres any way to have 1 partition on 2 drives in this case lol
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It's an mSATA drive more than likely and being used as a cache drive at that. It'll make the machine perform closer to having an actual SSD of that size in it.
     
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from reviews i've read online it is true, they are two seperate drives. would you use it as a cache drive or a seperate boot disc? im thinking i may want to reconfigure it to be two seperate partitions. i want the absolute best performance for boot times and i'd also like to be able to reformat the ssd without deleting the info on the mechanical drive.
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oh and also i got this machine brand new on newegg for $399.99 the other day... what a steal?!

im not going to use it for much, just web browsing, and some multimedia applications. no 3d or anything but definitely some 1080p streaming to my television. cant wait!


edit: this will be replacing my laptop with i5 430m and a radeon 5470 mobility... it actually produces way too much heat to the point where it starts lagging, even after limiting the clockspeed and replacing the thermal compound. lol slight downgrade in processing power, but im sure it will run much more comfortably cool.
Edited by fade2green514 - 9/8/13 at 12:47pm
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i dont think 32gb will be enough for all my programs and stuff so i would assume its cached and i will probably want to keep it as a cache drive lol
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The i3 here is much faster than the old i5 you had. Ivy bridge be amazing yo. ;D
     
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Clock for clock yes, but it's 1.8ghz vs 2.53ghz turbo boost. At those lower clocks it's a much larger gap than you'd think...

But all in all for what I'll be using it for, a very fast processor. Still on par with my old processor. Cooler, better battery life... about the same performance I think.
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