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PhilN

macrumors newbie
Apr 4, 2009
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Northeastern PA
Hybrid drives are silly. Either shell out and get the speed and reliability of the SSD or save your money by buying a normal platter-based drive.

Why are they silly? if you have a MBP as your computer, want to keep the optical drive and need space, they are a reasonable option.

Spending a grand on a 512 GB SSD could be considered silly by some, but not the guy or gal who carries a grand in their pocket at any given time.

Everything has it's purpose and it's consumers. It's relevant to the buyer...
 

squeakr

macrumors 68000
Apr 22, 2010
1,603
1
Hybrid drives are silly. Either shell out and get the speed and reliability of the SSD or save your money by buying a normal platter-based drive.

In your opinion. I have a 500 model and it works wonders. A good stop gap when one could use a little more than a standard drive offers.
 

Gav Mack

macrumors 68020
Jun 15, 2008
2,193
21
Sagittarius A*
Hybrid drives are silly. Either shell out and get the speed and reliability of the SSD or save your money by buying a normal platter-based drive.

I couldn't justify spending an absolute fortune shelling out on a 512Gb SSD never mind what the 768Gb models will end up costing! I've just upgraded my 500Gb Momentus XT in my MBP 2010 because I was approaching 90% full for the XT 2 750Gb and it seems noticeably faster. For a single drive upgrade when you need large capacity and speed it's the best way to go for me.

One warning though - some users have found HFS+ problems with the XT2 on Lion 10.7.2 but I'm not one of them!
 
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