2.5” drives. Sshd or ssd?

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  1. Sshd is fine

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  2. Ssd ftw!

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  3. It doesn’t matter/can’t tell the difference.

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  1. slaphappygamer
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    slaphappygamer GBAPerm

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    Currently, I’m in the market for a new 2.5” drive for my laptop. Don’t want to spend more than $100. For that price I can get a 2tb sshd or a 1tb ssd.
    Currently, in my laptop, I have a 240gb ssd and a 1tb hdd (inplace of the optical drive). I love the ssd, but I need more capacity. I don’t do any crazy video editing. If it matters, laptop is a dell Inspiron n5010. Anyone have an sshd? How is it?
     
  2. raystriker

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    Get the 1tb ssd, replace the 1tb hdd in your optical drive with something much larger, eventually.
     
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  3. spectral

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    While an SSHD is good value and faster than a normal HDD, it isn't even in the same league as a proper SSD. It's closer to a HDD than it is an SSD.
     
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  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    I am somewhat surprised hybrid drives are still being made/being made again.
    For my money though they are the worst of both worlds -- just as fragile as normally spinning rust, about as slow outside of certain lab tests and specific loads (none of which correspond to day to day uses), as expensive as SSD, and while not quite as low capacity as SSD still not the same as spinning rust. Many of them have also been less than stellar on a design front (had a small batch I put out at one point, more than a few I returned under warranty) but I am not up to date on models there, though in general I would expect them to age like a SSD (which is to say don't expect to still see it working in 10 years).
     
  5. spectral

    spectral GBAtemp Fan

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    They're not nearly as expensive as the same capacity SSD. They're very slightly more than a normal HDD.
     
  6. Mikemk

    Mikemk GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If you want capacity, get capacity. You already have a SSD, so you don't need another.
     
  7. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    First I would check if you actually need a larger SSD for video editing, particularly for speed and temp space.

    Second, are you able to use the HDD instead of the SSD for certain things/the video project? For example, I have a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD in my laptop, with allot of software, documents, etc. stored on the HDD and I've not really noticed any slowdown.

    One option to consider may be saving a bit and getting a 512GB SSD and 2TB HDD.

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    From what I've heard SSHDs are only really good for regularly accessed data, so it could be a waste.
     
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  8. Originality

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    A SSD is definitely my choice for a laptop. HDDs and hybrid drives don’t cope well with movement and the portability of laptops means they’re prone to being moved all the time.
     
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  9. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    From my experience that’s never been too much of an issue, at least for ‘normal’ movement, in fact most HDD failures I’ve encountered were from static devices.
     
  10. slaphappygamer
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    slaphappygamer GBAPerm

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    yes, currently, i have a 240gb ssd and a 1tb drive in my laptop now. I’ll provably go with the 512gb ssd and later update my d drive to a 2tb hdd. Thanks all
     
  11. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    My experience is slightly different. 1 failed Seagate from a desktop after 6 years of use, a dozen failed laptop HDDs (mostly Maxtor or Hitachi) from 12 months to 3 years of use, and more dead external drives than I can count, usually within 6-12 months of use.
     
  12. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    So basically, YMMV.

    BTW, with externals, I often find it's actually the SATA/IDE to USB converter that fails before the actual drive. One reason why I like to avoid externals with combined USB/SATA controllers. Saved a few good drives this way.
     
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