Seagate Officially Launches Hybrid Hard Drive

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GuavaSauce

now, dont hang me for this comment, but does the boot process require the reading of the whole 20GB of the OS installation? how much is required to boot? is there a minimum of data required to load to get into the OS? just wondering. Also, there's already a number of reviews up at pchardwareblips and the drives look promising. they include raid0 too. one spt listed the 250gb drive at $113. still would like more memory, maybe next gen?

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IFLATLINEI

Agreed. Needs more flash mem.

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DOAcepr

This looks just like the Silverstone HDD Boost except for laptops.  Except with the HDD Boost you can customize the SSD and HDD.  I have to agree with others on this one... what is the point of 4G of Flash... if your going to do it, do it right with atleast 30G of flash.

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133794m3r

needless to say this is just like those Turbo-Boosts that were being slapped onto laptops in the past for 200$ it was 2GB or 4GB and it was pure flash memory added onto your laptop the 200$ was for the 4GB model if i recall correctly. Thisis the same exact thing. 4GB NAND flash isn't exactly anything as the person who i replied to said. If they're going to do it, i agree that it should be something like 30GB. Since the OS itself is going to be(in most cases) 4GB and that's where MOST of your stuff's going to be coming from. So only making it 4GB does little to nothing to help you. 30GB would give the end user ~14GB of space for their various others apps(if they're using windows 7 vista's something like 20GB i think?) so they'd still be able to get that performance boost.

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Fecal Face

 I just don't see the point in having 4GB of SSD memory.

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GuavaSauce

i half feel that too. the most common used apps get loaded into the SSD along with the OS right? after the OS info get loaded, how much room is left for apps? would more slc mem be benificail as cost per gb?

 

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GuavaSauce

4GB of SLC memory, and a 7200rpm hdd, is this something that a benchmark could really show in speeds? if only the most common apps get to use the SLC mem, everything else is at hdd speeds ~80 MBps? the site says I/O speeds are 300MBps, im gonna guess thats just for common apps/OS coming off the ssd side. seems cool, even though i think its very situational. loadf steam and bfbc2 fatser.

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Keith E. Whisman

What are the dimensions of this drive? Will it fit in the standard 9.5MM space that most laptops provide for Hard drives?

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gendoikari1

From the Seagate site:

PHYSICAL
Height 9.7mm (0.378 in)
Width 70.10mm (2.76 in)
Length 100.55mm (3.959 in)
Weight (typical) 110g (.238 lb)
 

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