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Old Oct 10, 2012, 01:40 PM   #26
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As flash gains market share, the industry will increase manufacturing capacity, improve manufacturing capacity and costs will drive down. But the operative word is "soon". Eventually, flash memoy storage will become the standard internal storage media. Just not "soon".
No, flash has to be replaced by another solid state technology.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:00 PM   #27
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No, flash has to be replaced by another solid state technology.
Ah. Was not aware of that mandate But I'm all for it!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 05:58 AM   #28
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Wow those are so cool, I had no idea they even existed. What a great idea.

So basically, most of your everyday tasks are run from the 8GB flash cache? Is that enough to manage the operating system?

This might be my best bet, at the moment my Mac is running pretty slow, anything that could help it execute faster would be very welcome.

Is that Toshiba 1TB flash cache drive actually available yet?
I highly recommend going this route, I put the Momentus XT in my wife's 2011 MBP13 and the speed increase was significant. She gets 12 second boots and the majority of the OS is instantaneous. Its just a wee bit slower than FLASH until you have to do a big write or large data reads, in which case its much faster than it used to be because its spinning at 7200rpm. It's also only $150.

Since you're looking for ultimate capacity in your laptop, I would consider either using your old HD or a second large capacity HD with a data doubler in your optical drive spot. That should give you anywhere from 1TB to 2TB internal with a super-quick OS.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 05:08 AM   #29
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I highly recommend going this route, I put the Momentus XT in my wife's 2011 MBP13 and the speed increase was significant. She gets 12 second boots and the majority of the OS is instantaneous. Its just a wee bit slower than FLASH until you have to do a big write or large data reads, in which case its much faster than it used to be because its spinning at 7200rpm. It's also only $150.

Since you're looking for ultimate capacity in your laptop, I would consider either using your old HD or a second large capacity HD with a data doubler in your optical drive spot. That should give you anywhere from 1TB to 2TB internal with a super-quick OS.
Thanks, good advice. I should be updating in the next month or so. I'll report back how it went once it is installed and tested!
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 03:36 PM   #30
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Toshiba 2.5" 9.5cm HD

Toshiba has a suitable disk right now ...
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Toshiba has a suitable disk right now ...
Do you have any details on which drive you are referring to?
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 03:06 AM   #32
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Do you have any details on which drive you are referring to?
I think Dolpke may have been referring to a newly released 1TB hybrid drive with 8GB of flash storage.

http://storage.toshiba.com/storageso...01abdh-series/
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I think Dolpke may have been referring to a newly released 1TB hybrid drive with 8GB of flash storage.

http://storage.toshiba.com/storageso...01abdh-series/
Thanks! Looks good, although unfortunately it is still only 5400 rpm. Does anyone know if there are any drives on the market that spin at 7200 rpm @1TB capacity?
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 03:23 AM   #34
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Thanks! Looks good, although unfortunately it is still only 5400 rpm. Does anyone know if there are any drives on the market that spin at 7200 rpm @1TB capacity?

INTERNAL HDD: Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000 (0J22423) 1.0 TB x 2
SPEED/CACHE: 7200RPM / 32MB (64MB in RAID 0)
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 03:28 AM   #35
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INTERNAL HDD: Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000 (0J22423) 1.0 TB x 2
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Ahh interesting! Thanks. However it is not a hybrid, so I guess the question is which would be faster:

- a 1TB 5400rpm 8GB flash-hybrid drive
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- a 1TB 7200rpm standard HDD?
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Ahh interesting! Thanks. However it is not a hybrid, so I guess the question is which would be faster:

- a 1TB 5400rpm 8GB flash-hybrid drive
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- a 1TB 7200rpm standard HDD?
I'm gonna take a wild guess and say the hybrid would be faster
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I'm gonna take a wild guess and say the hybrid would be faster
OK Thanks. Anyone else have any idea?
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OK Thanks. Anyone else have any idea?
The hybrid will most likely be faster because anything you access regularly (i.e. OS) will be stored on the flash memory and anything that you do not (i.e. data files, applications) will not be. However, I'm pretty sure that I just read that Seagate is moving all of its Momentus XT drives (hybrid) to 5400rpm only.

Here's from Seagate directly:
http://origin-www.seagate.com/intern...-hybrid-drive/

Basically, what hard drive manufacturers are finding is that the platter density is more than making up for the loss of RPM (going from 7200 to 5400) while running cooler and using less energy. Adding in the SSD, these fill a niche for people who can't afford 512GB SSD's (or 1TB for that matter), but still want faster than standard mechanical drives....
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 08:45 AM   #39
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SSD's 1TB

There are now, for my knowledge, 2 SSD with 1TB Capacity :

1. OWC
2. Crucial

Both are listed with 960 GB, the OWC for ca. 1.100 , the Crucial will be much cheeper at ca. 600 .

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Old Apr 28, 2013, 10:47 AM   #41
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I had both generations of Momentus XT, so I was waiting for the Toshiba hybrid.

But the Travelstar 7K1000 became available first, and I'm very happy with the purchase.

A hybrid would still help me with some minor issues, but I think that 7200 RPM helps me more for the important stuff, so I will be skipping any slower hybrid that is not bigger.

The biggest hard drive fitting PROPERLY in the MBP is the 1.5TB Toshiba Aquarius, but that is 5400RPM.
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