Hybrid storage is used when you store part of your data on solid state drive and part of it on a rotating harddisk.

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Hybrid drive in ASUS K551LN laptop - only AHCI mode in SATA Mode Selection in BIOS

I recently bought ASUS K551LN laptop with hybrid drive in it (didn't ask for it, it just happened that this model came with it). As SSD partition is only 24Gb which is not enough to install OS onto it ...
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Do any “hybrid” drives show up as 2 separate devices?

I'm wanting to install FreeNAS, and as part of its installation, it completely takes over its install drive. I'm also wanting a buffer drive to manage downloads/copying. I'm currently using a 240GB ...
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What should I be looking for in a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD)?

I am looking to buy a solid state hybrid drives for its balance between price and performance. I can only have one drive on my laptop. My two main uses will be to run applications and to archive our ...
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Lenovo E440 hybrid IDE - is it replaceable

I have an E400 notebook and I found that it has behind standard 3.5" IDE small card SDD-like. But I cannot find any replacement for it. I want to replace default 16G "SSD" which something bigger, but ...
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Hybrid HDD randomly parks

My new laptop has a hybrid hard drive as a secondary drive (used for data, program files, etc.) and uses an SDD as a primary drive (mostly just the OS, but some frequently-used programs - e.g. web ...
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Hybrid hdd in external case over USB

I'm using external 2.5" drive in USB box like this and I wonder if using hybrid SSD would gave improvement in speed. Will it function and use it's cache properly if it's connecter using USB? I ...
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Lenovo 1 terabyte HDD with 8gb SSD

I don't really understand how SSD Hybrid drives work. I work on the internet, going to hundreds of sites everyday, cutting and pasting from the majority of them into an online program. Will this wear ...
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Install Windows 8 (clean) on Hybrid Drive

I have a Sony Vaio T series (UEFI) that consists of a Hybrid Drive (SSD + HDD). I would like to install Windows 8 on the SSD and keep the Program files and other applications on the hard disk. What I ...
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How to recover files from hybrid drive

I have a somewhat complex problem. My notebook's hybrid drive failed and the HDD part (500 GB) was damaged physically so any software based solution was off the table. However I have taken an image of ...
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Optimizing SSD storage usage on an SSD (primary/boot) & HDD (secondary storage) combined desktop

Second question ever posted here, and this one has been on my mind a while... I built a computer at the end of the last summer; I'm using a Samsung 120GB SSD as the boot drive, and a Western Digital ...
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How to boot from SSD but have installations and home folder on HDD

I have an SSD I want to boot from it, but use the HDD to store installed programs and keep the home folder. I'm running Linux Fedora 19. How do I set that up?
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Would hybrid drive work after SSD failure

Hybrid hard drive combines SSD with traditional hard drives. I know that SSD can fail much often than traditional hard drives. So I want to ask that, when the SSD part of the hybrid drive fails, would ...
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Putting windows 8 onto a new hybrid drive, using preinstalled windows from a new computer onto a clean SSHD

The question is: I'm buying a new laptop with an HDD in it, which has Windows 8 preinstalled. I want to exchange the drive HDD with a Hybrid drive (SSHD). The SSHD will mostelikely be the Seagate ...
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How to determine if a hard disk is hybrid or not

Is there a quick way (like a built-in tool in Windows, or a small third party tool) that can determine if a hard drive is hybrid or not, and if yes shows the size of the SSD portion? Currently, the ...
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SSHD or hybrid vs HDD for laptops? [closed]

I want to upgrade my laptop with a 1TB hard drive. Can you help me compare the SSHD/hybrid and HDD drives for laptops? Is the SSHD robust, reliable? What is the best (price/quality) SSHD and HDD? I ...
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Installing windows 7 on Inspiron 14z hybrid hdd/ssd

So the copy of Windows 8 wont boot on my Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, I don't have a recovery disc, and don't want to wait for Dell to send me a new disc. I think I'd rather have Windows 7 anyways. I have ...
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What values will the WMI Win32_DiskDrive call provide when PC is using hybrid drive?

When I call the Get-WMIOBject Win32_DiskDrive call I get the following response for a regular drive: Partitions : 5 DeviceID : \.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 Model : C400-MTFDDAT128MAM Size : 128034708480 Caption ...
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Is there something in between external and shared storage?

On a computer setup I'm aiming to achieve 2 things: I want high speed external storage for my main PC. USB 3.0 fits well. Also be able to share that storage with other devices. LAN speeds would be ...
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Clean Install Windows on a Acer Aspire Laptop with a Hybrid Drive

I'd like to do a clean install of Windows 8 on my Acer Aspire laptop (Aspire M5-481PT) with a hybrid drive. Physically, there seem to be two hard drives (an HDD and an SSD). So when I try to clean ...
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Which is better for hard drive performance, onboard cache RAM or spindle RPM speed? [closed]

My HP dv6000 laptop has WD1600BEVS (SATA-I, 160GB, 8MB Buffer, 150 Mbps) hard-dive. I need to upgrade the hard-drive and I am planning for a SATA-II hybrid hard-drive. I have two options - Seagate ...
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Buying a developer laptop: Processor power or hybrid disk? [closed]

I am looking for a new laptop for development. Mainly for .NET and SQL server and GIS applications. My applications are usually quite I/O heavy. Since my funds are not limitless, I wonder what ...
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Can I install a SATA-II hybrid hard-drive in HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop?

I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop. It's an Intel processor model. Originally had 2GB DDR2 RAM - which I later upgraded to 3GB. It's hard-drive is Western Digital WD1600BEVS-60RST0. The drive height ...
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SSD cache in SSHD compromises the lifecycle compared to standard HDD?

The limited writings and capacity\price of the SSD are known drawbacks as the sensitivity to shocks of the HDD. The hybrid SSHD (standard HDD+SSD cache) have a classic disc based HD combined with a ...
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Why is my Hybrid Disk not Active?

Now that I found out that I do have a hybrid disk (AXM13S2-24GM-B), I'm starting to believe it is not active. Last night I started up Task Manager and I see 2 disks - Disk 0 (C:) and Disk 1. Disk ...
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Is badblocks in read-write mode as effective with a solid state hybrid drive as with a hard disk drive?

Question Is badblocks in read-write mode as effective with a solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) as with a hard disk drive (HDD)? More specifically: if all blocks of the device are written in that ...
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Installing Windows clone on a Hybrid Drive

I recently bought a Seagate Momentus XT (750 GB) Hybrid Drive. Before I took out my old hard drive I made a clone of my Windows partition and stored it on an external hard drive(I used partition ...
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Hybrid Storage Setup on “normal” hardware

I am rebuilding my workstation to install Windows Server 2012, up from 2008 R2, and I am looking at the storage subsystem as a place of change... The current setup is as follows Boot: 2 10k RPM ...
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Linux on a SSD Cache [closed]

Machine: Thinkpad Edge with a hybrid HDD+SSD Cache (16GB) system. I had a dual boot on it - Windows 7/Linux openSUSE 12.2. Today after having some problems with partitioning -> grub -> partitioning ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a hybrid hard disk

I purchased a new notebook and I'm trying to reinstall Windows. However, I missed that the hard disk used is a hybrid one – a Seagate Momentus ST1000lM024. The disk is shown as: Disk 0 with 8 GB ...
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Do hybrid hard drives offer an advantage for writing large files?

I understand that hybrids offer and advantage to the system overall (page file, boot time, etc). But does a hybrid drive provide an advantage in terms of writing large files? My first intuition says ...
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can hybrid drives be used as two separate drives?

Can a hybrid drive be used as two separate drives? For example, is it possible to install the OS in the SSD portion and use the HDD for large media files? Will the SSD's performance be negatively ...
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Hybrid drive not booting faster than a normal HD

I have used Windows 7 to create an image of my existing standard 160GB HD and copied this image back to a bigger 500GB Seagate hybrid drive. After copying the image to the hybrid I had to resize the ...
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Any alternatives to Intel Smart Response Technology?

I like the idea of using SSD for disk caching and benchmarks show good performance, but I don't have Z68 chipset and don't want to change my PC. Are there any alternatives not bound to vendor's ...
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Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive and VMWare virtual disks

I would like to know how does Seagate Momentus XT see virtual disk? As a single huge file (size depending on virtual disk type) As individual file within this virtual disk? If the first one is ...
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Can Adaptec's MaxCache and/or LSI's CacheCade SSD Caching solutions be set up from the BIOS alone?

Context: I'm speccing out a server for work, and one of the requirements is that it will have a bunch of SATA HDDs RAID 5-ed together. We need some sort of SSD caching solution for high performance, ...
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Is there documentation for the command line interface of the Marvell Disk Storage Utility?

The Marvell Disk Storage Utility (DSU), as required to enable and configure HybridDuo mode with a Highpoint Rocket Hybrid 1220, Asus P8P67DLX or Lycom PE-115H has a command line interface, but neither ...
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Making SSD & HDD work together like a hybrid

I have a 90GB SSD but 90GB soon gets filled up. My users folder alone is 26GB. To get round this I use Symlinks (read the How-To Geek article for more). Is there any way to make a separate SSD ...
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Could hybrid SSD + HDD be made with fixed internal partitions?

I was pretty close to getting Seagate's Momentus XT but have been scared off by the many problems reported on forums and feedback sites, especially in Mac Book Pros. So I'm waiting for mk 2 with some ...
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Will a hybrid hard drive provide significant speed improvement compared to a magnetic drive for development?

I am considering upgrading the hard drive of my MacBook to a hybrid drive (a Seagate's Momentus XT). From the reviews I have read it seems that the drives improve boot time and opening apps. ...
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Will running virtual machines from a hybrid SSD see a significant speed increase?

I have virtual machines running off an external 7200rpm hard drive connected to a laptop with eSATA. I'd like to upgrade the drive to an SSD but can't afford one at the size I need. Would using a ...
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Will I see any worthwhile I/O improvements with Intel Turbo Memory?

I have an ultraportable ThinkPad X200s, which I am very happy with (it's my sixth ThinkPad), which has a fast 7,200rpm 160GB Hitachi hard drive. I have not upgraded it with an SSD as I am waiting for ...
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Hybrid Hard Drives, how do they work?

I was reading yesterday's Jeff Atwood blog post on Revisiting SSD and I first heard about hybrid hard drives: a HD that has a small SSD portion (let's say 4GB) and the rest is a regular spinning hard ...
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Dual-booting Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive

Is it possible to gain the speed benefits of a hybrid SSD/HDD with a partition of Max OS X (say Leopard or Snow Leopard) and Windows 7 (running on Bootcamp)? Considering getting one.
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Do SSD hybrid drives perform better than HDD + ReadyBoost flash?

Seagate has released a product called the Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive. This looks exactly like what Windows ReadyBoost attempts to do with software at the OS level: Pairing the benefits of a ...
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Poor Man's Hybrid Storage under Linux

Hybrid Storage harddisks use a large non-volatile cache to save power and improve speed. I wanted to ask if there's a reasonably simple way to simulate that under Linux. Ideally there would be a ...