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Hey I was thinking about a 7200RPM 1TB+ HDD for my laptop as I've filled up my current one (2 bays btw) but they all seem to be 5400? Help?

Also, what's all this about SSHD's, are they any better? I play a lot of intensive games like Crysis 3 so i'm not sure if it would help boot up times for example
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(Original post by Glitch96)
Hey I was thinking about a 7200RPM 1TB+ HDD for my laptop as I've filled up my current one (2 bays btw) but they all seem to be 5400? Help?

Also, what's all this about SSHD's, are they any better? I play a lot of intensive games like Crysis 3 so i'm not sure if it would help boot up times for example
Don't forget they are 2.5" hdd...................well ideally you want a combination of things.
Get a large hdd and a 128gb ssd............they certainly do make boot time decrease and improve any performance of games stored on them.
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Don't forget they are 2.5" hdd...................well ideally you want a combination of things.
Get a large hdd and a 128gb ssd............they certainly do make boot time decrease and improve any performance of games stored on them.
This is a laptop though remember so most don't have the capacity to have both an SSD and HDD without sacrificing the optical drive.
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This is a laptop though remember so most don't have the capacity to have both an SSD and HDD without sacrificing the optical drive.
He did state.......
2 bays btw
and I know what a laptop has thank you very much :rolleyes:.......some laptops come with an extra bay for a hdd, etc
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(Original post by Glitch96)
Hey I was thinking about a 7200RPM 1TB+ HDD for my laptop as I've filled up my current one (2 bays btw) but they all seem to be 5400? Help?

Also, what's all this about SSHD's, are they any better? I play a lot of intensive games like Crysis 3 so i'm not sure if it would help boot up times for example
I'd get the best SSD you can, and then keep your 5400 rpm as it will run cooler.

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128GB SSD for Windows/apps, 500GB/1TB drive for storage

SSDs do make a big difference

Edit: yeah keep a 5400RPM for storage, don't bother with 7200
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SSHDs? solid state hard drives? anyone? no?

(Original post by Iqbal007)
Don't forget they are 2.5" hdd...................well ideally you want a combination of things.
Get a large hdd and a 128gb ssd............they certainly do make boot time decrease and improve any performance of games stored on them.
Any SSD brand you'd recommend?

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I'd get the best SSD you can, and then keep your 5400 rpm as it will run cooler.

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note that my current 500GB HDD is 7200rpm, cooling won't be an issue as my laptop has 2 well functioning fans. But yeah once I sort out the additional HDD I will change up to an SSD.

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128GB SSD for Windows/apps, 500GB/1TB drive for storage

SSDs do make a big difference

Edit: yeah keep a 5400RPM for storage, don't bother with 7200
Will do, if 7200rpm doesn't make a difference then that means I don't need to go hunting for a 1TB one that doesn't seem to exist.
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SSHDs? solid state hard drives? anyone? no?



Any SSD brand you'd recommend?



note that my current 500GB HDD is 7200rpm, cooling won't be an issue as my laptop has 2 well functioning fans. But yeah once I sort out the additional HDD I will change up to an SSD.



Will do, if 7200rpm doesn't make a difference then that means I don't need to go hunting for a 1TB one that doesn't seem to exist.
Intel, crucial and Samsung 840 pro series only.............

And i'm guessing your talking about those hybrid systems, a small ssd cache and a large hdd.
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Intel, crucial and Samsung 840 pro series only.............

And i'm guessing your talking about those hybrid systems, a small ssd cache and a large hdd.
Ok, because there was a cheap Sandisk one but I doubted their experience with ssds

Yeah, like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Lapt.../dp/B00BHRWHNI
not sure if its any better or just a gimmick
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Ok, because there was a cheap Sandisk one but I doubted their experience with ssds

Yeah, like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Lapt.../dp/B00BHRWHNI
not sure if its any better or just a gimmick
I'd recommend the Samsung EVO from eBuyer as they're offering it for the same price as the Samsung 840 atm, including free next day delivery. The EVO's speeds are a win vs. the 840. However, if you want the extra bang for buck, get the 840 pro.
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Ok, because there was a cheap Sandisk one but I doubted their experience with ssds

Yeah, like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Lapt.../dp/B00BHRWHNI
not sure if its any better or just a gimmick
They are faster then the standard hdd's, but not as fast as the ssd's.
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I'd recommend the Samsung EVO from eBuyer as they're offering it for the same price as the Samsung 840 atm, including free next day delivery. The EVO's speeds are a win vs. the 840. However, if you want the extra bang for buck, get the 840 pro.
I'll have a look at that thanks!

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They are faster then the standard hdd's, but not as fast as the ssd's.
If SSD > SSHD > HDD, then a 128GB ssd + 1TB SSHD should be perfect, thanks
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I'll have a look at that thanks!



If SSD > SSHD > HDD, then a 128GB ssd + 1TB SSHD should be perfect, thanks
Not too sure.......but I believe hdd is very similar in terms of read speed, but the sshd pulls away on write speed and boot time........ssd is a different level to them though
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(Original post by Iqbal007)
Not too sure.......but I believe hdd is very similar in terms of read speed, but the sshd pulls away on write speed and boot time........ssd is a different level to them though
SSHD? Never heard the term before. I assume you guys are referring to a hybrid drive? Where there's a mixture between the two like there are in ultrabooks these days? Then there's typically a 24gb capacity in SSD form, allowed for OS installation, and obviously the remaining is in disc & spindle form for just everything else.
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SSHD? Never heard the term before. I assume you guys are referring to a hybrid drive? Where there's a mixture between the two like there are in ultrabooks these days? Then there's typically a 24gb capacity in SSD form, allowed for OS installation, and obviously the remaining is in disc & spindle form for just everything else.
Yep........ultrabooks ssd bit is different.
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Why would you want a Hybrid drive if you have 2 bays?

Get a 128GB (maybe even 64GB if you can store downloads without having to plug in an external drive) Samsung 830/840 (Pro/Evo) or something from Crucial (M4)

Stay away from manufacturers like Sandisk
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