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for a new build I have the idea of two 2tb hybrid drives in a raid 0 array for decent performance, as well as a 4tb backup drive to backup to every night as raid 0 is at higher risk for drive failure. I dont have a ton of money for ssds and need the space as for many diffrent types of content creation and gaming. Any thoughts, concerns, suggestions? I want to find the best possible moderate performance solution that doesnt break the bank.
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imo I like the hybrids as storage, you can start with single 240 ssd and use it for high-end games and progs, and buy 1 sshd for storage and older games. just add ssds when you need them...
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For storage only, SSHDs provide no advantages, especially since the prices of SSDs have been coming down. Even if running the OS and programs on SSHDs, you still gain very little, if any, performance, even if you have two in RAID 0, because the NAND in SSHDs is simply too small. You would be much better off using an SSD for your OS, games, and programs (or even just the OS and programs only and run your games from an HDD) and spend the extra money you would have spent on SSHDs for better HDDs.
     
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Hi @GuitarNinjaMast!

I'd prefer a different setup of SSD and a HDD instead of two SSHDs in RAID 0.

First, the SSD will give you fast boot and loading times while having lower failure risk compared to any RAID 0 array and the fast random read and write speeds will also make an improvement to the general computer use.

Second, the architecture of the hybrid drives is specific. They basically blend the hard disk capacity with solid state speeds by having a traditional rotating platters and a small amount of flash memory as well on a single drive, which is called cache. This cache storage is filled with commonly accessed files and the files within this cache are accessed at SSD speeds while everything else - at standard HDD speeds.

Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have. smile.gif
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