I recently purchased a Sony - VAIO T Series Ultrabook 15.5" Touch-Screen Laptop - 8GB Memory - Silver Mist laptop from Best Buy. The specs tell me it comes with SATA (5400 rpm) and SSD (Solid State Drive), not on the specs page, but advertised never-the-less as 1TB Hard Drive + 24GB Solid State Drive. For what it's worth, or should I say, while it will last - here's a link to the item.
When I look at my available drives, I see the DVD drive and a single hard disk - C - corresponding to the 1 TB. Should I be seeing an additional drive of approximate 24GB? My bet is No, but I could be wrong.
The computer is new, but I 'feel' it should be running faster than it is. My old laptop had an i3 processor and this is definitely faster than that one. My work laptop has an i5 processor and this doesn't seem much faster. I don't remember the RAM contents of those 2, but this Ultrabook has 8 GB RAM. Oh, and I feel Visual Studio 2012, Quicken, and sometimes Chrome, are the apps that seem slow. I guess just Desktop apps, maybe Metro too, but that's probably internet related.
I'm currently optimizing the C drive to see if that helps. Also, I read that Superfetch should be disabled on solid state drives. It is currently enabled on the Ultrabook. Would disabling this help speed up the computer?