Anyone have an SSHD in their PC?

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Found 30th Dec 2015
So I need a new drive since the one I have now is scaring the life out of me since its noise can be heard through my headphones. I don't own a SSD but was thinking about getting one to load the OS from and a few programs & games.

Then I stumbled on a seagate 1TB SSHD for £65 from amazon which offers SSD speeds with HDD capacity & price. Obviously its not as fast as an SSD but its pretty damn close. Also it lasts a lot longer than both HDD & SSD's since it chooses which drive to open from depending on how much you use each program.

Wondering if anyone here have one in either their PC or Laptop & what your experiences are? It seems a much better option than others. Thanks!

Edit: or would it be better with a simple SSD/HDD? thanks

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Hi, I installed a SSHD in my laptop and to be honest I don't think it made much difference speed wise. If your going to do it I would use a SSD. I've done this for a couple of friends and what a difference. Hope this helps.

I had one a while ago, very disappointing, sold it and moved to split, SSD and HDD

Yes i have the same experience not much increase in use.

Maybe if i benchmarked it I would see something but i had other things to do.

Yes had one for 4.5 years. Started off as a desktop drive as SSD's were crazy expensive back then. Moved to a laptop and now just is just a spare drive in my system as all my machine have gone to SSD. The problem is SSD's are so cheap 240GB are big enough for most people for a laptop.

Would I buy one now? Probably not. Were they a good buy back then? For sure.

I did find a speed up with a SSHD compared to an old 160GB HDD but you need to remember that they only have 8GB of SSD compared to a true SDD. I guess it also depends on your OS. I'd swapped to windows 8 shortly afterwards so it was optimised more than the older OS's.

I'd opt for SSD and traditional hard disk. a 128gb SSD is about £40 and for about £40 you can get 1tb of internal or external storage space.

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Not sure if you've seen that deal either based on your post as you've been looking at SSHDs.

Stuck one in my Sky+HD and disconnected the fan and two weeks later it's still going strong and it's silent as well, the menus are alot faster at loading and at least I can get a quiet night sleep now

Then I stumbled on a seagate 1TB SSHD for £65 from amazon which offers … Then I stumbled on a seagate 1TB SSHD for £65 from amazon which offers SSD speeds with HDD capacity & price. Obviously its not as fast as an SSD but its pretty damn close



Actually for most of the noticeable workloads (those where SSDs are a hundred times faster) it tends to be little better than a standard hard drive. Maybe four or fives times as fast at best (which means 25 times slower than an SSD).

There are a few situations where SSDs don't have a great advantage and it manages to keep up which means it's worth it in a couple of specialised usages. For a purely gaming PC they can work quite well as O/S startup and level loading are both situations with predictable ordering. For less predictable general use they don't have the snappiness that is the SSD's main benefit though.
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