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I'm currently using a Crucial M4 240gb SSD in my laptop and then an external HDD for everything else.
I'm thinking about swapping over to a SSHD instead. All I can find is the Seagate brand SSHD
Would this be a good or bad idea? Why?
I would love the extra storage and could actually have more games on my laptop.
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You would be better off sticking what you already have. The SSHD will be slower than the SSD you already have.
     
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Hi @Skye12977!

If you get a SSHD you'll get more space, but at the same time you'll lose your current SSD speeds since basically the architecture of hybrid drives is slightly different - they use small portion of SSD that provides faster performance in the loading times for few applications by a built-in algorithm to determine which frequently used files it will cache. However, you have no control over what the SSHD stores in its cache - the drive uses a built-in algorithm to determine which frequently used files it will cache and everything that is not in the cache will run at a HDD speed.

So whether or not this is a good move depends on what you need more at this point - space or speed. I personally would prefer the faster boot and loading times so I agree with @Lady Fitzgerald that the current configuration is OK, but it's a matter of personal preference. rolleyes.gif

Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have. smile.gif
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how much is the SSHD going to cost? you can get a 960gb toshiba SSD for less than 200 nowadays anyway. best of both words?
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how much is the SSHD going to cost? you can get a 960gb toshiba SSD for less than 200 nowadays anyway. best of both words?

70$ for Seagate sshd 1tb
70$ for WD black 1tb
60$ for WD Blue 1tb
200$ for 1tb ssd
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