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ok so i just picked one up and we stuck it in my roomates desktop and from his RAID 0 WD greens 1.5TB HDDs to the Hybrid 2.5" 4GB SSD + 500GB 7200rpm drive at about 70 to 75 Mbps and writes to his SSD at about 80mbps

im actually impressed!!!!


anyone else have one? what speeds are you seeing? Its going into my laptop but he needed a quick back up of his drives to run RAID 5 so i let him use it really quick
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Don't want to be annoing, but SSDs are great for their random access or 4k speeds, not for read and writes.
Well... they do have impressive read/write speeds, but those speeds you are only going to be using once a month, when you install a software.. sure you can save 5 minutes when installing something, and when you open firefox on a normal HDD it takes 2 seconds and on an SSD only 0.2, but.... you open firefox thousands of times every month

So... what about those speeds, did they impress you?
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For writes the hybrid drive is just a regular 2.5" SATA drive - the NAND is not used to cache writes at all.

For a laptop where you only have 1 HDD bay the hybrid is a reasonable option to get some speed boost but for any other situation 2 separate drives is better.
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For writes the hybrid drive is just a regular 2.5" SATA drive - the NAND is not used to cache writes at all.

For a laptop where you only have 1 HDD bay the hybrid is a reasonable option to get some speed boost but for any other situation 2 separate drives is better.
Don't know who said it... hitachi, seagate, samsung, don't really remember.
but one of those big ones said those hybrids are the future....

don't ever doubt the power of the marcheting department to preview the future!
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Don't know who said it... hitachi, seagate, samsung, don't really remember.
but one of those big ones said those hybrids are the future....

don't ever doubt the power of the marcheting department to preview the future!
if they update the firmware to do write caching, switch the 4GB SLC for 16GB of MLC (or 32GB MLC) then it would be a great product. As it is, the flash is too small to cache/prefetch enough data to really improve reads in real-world usage, and does nothing for writes at all.
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