Hybrid laptop drives...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by waloshin, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    is seagatte the only manufacture of hybrid drives? And if so are they worth it over tradtional laptop drives?
  2. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Yes and Maybe, respectively.

    I've got one in mine. It speeds up repeated disk accesses but you need to have a working set of files <3GB (the size of the flash) and I apparently don't. If you use your computer with only a few applications then it would really fly.

    On the other hand, just having a 7200RPM 500GB drive helps a bunch.
  3. Phayz macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2010
    I have the 13" MBP (2010) with a 320gb 5400rpm drive.

    Does anyone have experience using a 7200rpm drive and what the difference in battery life is like compared with the performance difference?

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