What's a Hybrid Drive/SSD?

 
 
 

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Valentin_N
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If I had some $$$ I would buy the 750GB/8GB SSD SCL NAND from Seagate. Good if you need storage and a nice boost and nice for pocket.

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Anonymous

I have a pretty old case about 8 years old and still in one piece... no problems at all no problems showing physically, hovewer when i came to upgrade internal parts, like more hdds, ssd, graphics cards and even increase another cd/dvd drive, i found some problems with the space inside, so i had to be careful what to buy because graphics cards these days are getting larger and this tower ia small mid case tower not designed for gaming parts... however I agree with you if its still works, why not keep it ? :)
ps. be careful when buying cpu cooling fans and installing them in a mid case tower like man, because recent fans will just not fit... so be careful and don't waste money ! :)

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I guess, a combination between a small SSD and a large HDD, both SATA III, will have the same performance as a HHDD?

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SSD's are faster than HHD's no matter what compatible interface they are on.

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So a hybrid is a ssd combined with a hdd, say 100gb ssd and 1Tb hdd in one? So are they as fast as the RevoDrive ssd that you put directly into the PCI exspress on the motherboard?

3dGameMan
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The flash/SSD size will vary depending on the drive. The RevoDrive would be fastest, but can only be installed in a desktop application. The Segate Momentus XT is a more affordable flexible option.

Anonymous

Sorry for an unrelated question of this topic, but i guess you'll have a bigger chance of reading this.

Here's the question, about Video and Audio output, which are the best options available? For video, is it a dual DVI, the new Thunderbird, HDMI or any other? and for audio, spdif, the motherboard audio system, or a pci audio card?

If you have already made a video about this, im sorry, i didnt find it yet!
Thanks!

PS: I really enjoy your reviews! Thanks for the hard work!

Anonymous

my mistake! when i said thunderbird, i mean thunderbolt.

3dGameMan
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It depends on what you are doing, for gaming for a HTPC and what screen resolution do you run your gaming/movies at?

Anonymous

Thanks for the quick answer, but i was wondering on overall quality, specially now with the thunderbird available for pc.
My current system is a gaming pc with a 20" LED (1600x900) monitor with some crappy speakers, but I'm thinking about upgrading them, and therefore the doubt.

3dGameMan
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Well, more my HTPC I use HMDI, since it carries video and audio, you could do the same for gaming setup though. For gaming I use HMDI for video, but a PCI sound card for 5.1 audio.

Anonymous

Hi, I am looking to buy a 1tb hybrid harddrive on a reasonable budget under 200$. Anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks

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For under $200, no, but maybe the Seagate Momentus XT 750GB with 8GB NAND flash would do it for now. There's the OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI-Express Solid State 1TB Drive but it's expensive; http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-revodrive-hybrid-pci-express-solid-state-drive.html

Anonymous

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