Seagate Hyrbid HD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hzamani, May 29, 2010.

  1. hzamani macrumors member

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    Hey all,

    I was wondering how using the Seagate Hybrid HD would effect battery life in the MBP 13.3in?

    I'm thinking of purchasing one!
     
  2. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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  3. hzamani thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone got anything to say?

    I read about something: when the spinning disk is in idle mode, there might be some delay depending on what you're doing since it has to re-spin again.

    Can anyone confirm this?
     
  4. jbyun04 macrumors 6502a

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    i'm extremely tempted to grab one as well.. especially at the $150 pricetag

    Seems like the performance gains are worth it and in all the tests it seemed to place in between an SSD and a 7200RPM.

    Faster than the 7200 and a Velociraptor and slower than an SSD. I can live with that :D
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Some kid around here bought one in the purchase thread. I wonder how it knows to use the SSD part of the drive to laugh apps. It's interesting and something I think may pick up myself just to see how it really works.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    i think it tracks the sectors on the disk being asked for most and keeps them in the SSD portion.
     
  7. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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  8. cube macrumors G5

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    You shouldn't move a drive which is operating.
     
  9. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Well isn't the whole point of a laptop to be mobile? I don't run marathons while using my laptop, but I sure as heck don't power it off everytime I move it somewhere.
     

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