Advice Request HDD vs SSHD vs SSD

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What type of HDDs do you have?


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Hadden

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For now, I still use ol' style HDD connected via sata or usb.
Probably most you you have a hdd+ssd combo.
I'd like in future to buy an SSHD drive (which is HDD+SSD cache), but what happen if the "ssd cache" stop to work? The disk die or still works as a regular hdd? I consider also an SSD, but I won't gain a good quantity of space on drives.
And what happen to files in ssd cache?
Someone here use, or used, them?
Obviously, a backup - or more - is recommended in any case ^^

So:
> I still likes the HDDs as are the most cheaper with plenty of space, and you have the time to backup when they starts to fail;
> I like the SSHDs as are economic and can boost performances, but I'm a afraid about losing data and I don't trust them yet: Here, for now, can be bought only by trusted (online) vendors and so are still uncommon.
> I like SSDs as are the faster, but I dislike them as, for what I know, tend to die silently and are still quite expensive. A system which does a lot of temporary files (windows) doesn't decrease the life span of this disk?
 
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SHvFl

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Sshd really don't work. What you mostly will care about is read not write and in that area a small flash storage will not help. Go with a decent ssd to make your life easier. The good ones have many TB of warranty and 5 years. They are not like the old ones that died soon. Look at samsung 850 evo or intel 535.
 

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My config :
- one PCI-Express SSD for system / programs
- one PCI-Express SSD for games
- HDD 7200 tr/min for other files

I 've never tested SSHD :oops:
But I do not like / trust the 'hybrid' idea :rolleyes:
 
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LASER_oneXM

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i have in my two gaming laptops SSDs and HDDs. The speed is incredible: also when you are just using average applications like simple multimedia application, office applications etc. a SSD is a must. For the future: i will never buy a PC/LAPTOP without a SSD...
 

jamescv7

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My laptop contains only HDD.

SSD is the best option at all, problems with the lifespan? No need to worry because you are in the habit to check your computer all day long.

Conduct a backup in case of emergency, usually the lifespan will take maximum of one week so it is impossible that you cannot check your computer within one week.
 

LASER_oneXM

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...yes thats also my concept: all applications and the OS ("clean" instal) are running from the SSD. I'm saving backups of my data
(from the SSD) on the internal HDD. Additionaly: i'm storing/synchronizing all this backups on an external 2,5'' drive.
Big games (like BF4, BF4, GRID-series, etc) are on the internal HDD.
 
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shmu26

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I had an SSHD in my laptop and I was very disappointed. Too slow. It was not worthy of its name.
Get yourself a small SSD for your operating system and programs, and a spacious HDD for your data, and you will be happy.
I only use up 40 gb in my C drive, and I even keep some data on it, besides OS and programs. You can get by with a very small SSD, and even the cheapest of them is so much better than the best HDD that money can buy.
 
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Quassar

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I only use up 40 gb in my C drive, and I even keep some data on it, besides OS and programs. You can get by with a very small SSD, and even the cheapest of them is so much better than the best HDD that money can buy.

Yea i have also setuped 40GB for system and currently 21GB is used. 13-14GB Clean system + rest bulk can be for far enought.
to time like me you start encode videos than 2TB can be even not enought hahaha xD
 
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I remember when SSD's were expensive i was looking on the web for a 250gb drive and was surprised at how cheap they were! Might buy myself one for christmas:D
 
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I would agree with tecnotic here. A fast SATA 3 data drive for your storage and an SSD for boot and anything you use regularly.
 

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