Hybrid drive or fusion?

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  1. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

    Jacksonc

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    So I broke my MacBook hard drive today and lost everything. :mad: I am going to replace it with either a Seagate Momentus XT 500gb SSHD, or removing the SuperDrive and getting a 64gb ssd and a 7200RPM had and making a fusion drive. What configuration do you think would be better?
     
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  3. Twimfy macrumors 6502a

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    Not a lot of difference as they're pretty much the same thing. It all depends on how much space the SSHD allocates to the SSD section. If it's something less than say 60gb it's not worth the hassle in which case go with the fusion option.
     
  4. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    Do you need to use TRIM for the SSD portion of a hybrid drive?
     
  5. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    Definitely a fusion drive, as long as you back up. Apart from the higher risk of failure, you get a much bigger SSD and a much more efficient organisation system.

    Or you could have the best of both worlds and make a fusion with the SSD and the Seagate XT.
     

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