Hybrid Drive Performaces??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alljunks, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. alljunks macrumors regular

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    Anyone had tried installing the Hybird drive? Performance??
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Leo Laporte and John C. Dvorak go nuts over hybrid drives for some odd reason. It's just a hard drive with NAND cache that you're going to read off of instead of spinning to the disk to hit cache.

    Don't forget the transfer buffer is still there.
     
  3. localoid macrumors 68020

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    The performance increase will vary according to the application. In some apps, such as playing back a video file you wouldn't likely notice greater performance. In other cases, such as a very busy database server that's doing many modifications, updates, etc. per second you'd likely see a good performance boost.
     
  4. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    HEHEHE, thats sooo true. Im listening the Giz wiz now.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I agree. It depends on if the data that's being used can be store in cache and just read repeatedly to avoid hitting the hard drive.

    Seems to be the bottleneck and a requirement for Vista, at least they say that... :rolleyes:
     

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