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I've been planning my upgrades to SSD again for my MSI GX660R-060 laptop, and wanted some opinions on a couple of options I thought up of, and maybe some of you might have recommendations for me.

To start off, my laptop's currently got two Western Digital Scorpio Black's in RAID 0.

I was thinking on replacing them with the first drive being a C300 (or C400 when they release), 256GB version for the operating system, some apps and games, and perhaps the second drive being a Seagate Hybrid Harddrive 500GB for the majority of the data, applications and games I feel I'd best put on something other than a SSD.

I thought the Hybrid HDD could be better than just a standard drive, but I am not sure how the combination would work out.

It was either that or the HDD being a WD 640 to 750GB drive.

What do you guys think?
Edited by Hoodcom - 2/5/11 at 11:52am
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Hybrid drives have shown very little performance over normal drives. I think it'd be best just to get a SSD for your OS drive and maybe the highest amount of HDD space you can get for applications etc.
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Yeah, hybrid drives are only beneficial for specific uses. Desktops aren't really one of them.

Simply having your OS and most used apps on an SSD (like, firefox and office and what not) will already make your PC feel 1000 times faster. Hell, my laptop's second drive is 5400RPM and I don't even notice.
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Okay, thanks for the replies, guys!

I do have another question. My laptop only has SATA II, so need I wait for faster SSDs like C400 or any other kind or go with the current tech if most benefit from SATA III?
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Nah there's no need to wait. Even if SSDs max out SATA3 soon, you won't see much of a difference in real world desktop use. At least not from that specifically.
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