Hybrid laptop drives...

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

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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

    talmy

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    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

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    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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