Questions tagged [hybrid-storage]

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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HP 3th HDD upgrade Optical bay Caddy issues

Product: HP Envy TouchSmart M7-J078ca Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-Bit) I recently add a 3rd sshd to my laptop via a optical drive caddy because i already have a second one but it wont ...
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Is it possible to boot from a healthy SSHD salvaged from a different laptop

I have an SSHD that I removed from an older laptop I am positive that the drive is OK and not corrupted what so ever. the reason I removed it was that the old laptop's GPU burnt and is no longer ...
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What to do after installing new m.2 SSD in my laptop with existing HDD of 1 TB?

My laptop has an extra slot for M.2 SSD and has an existing HDD of 1 TB . My laptop takes about 1-2 minute to boot up and is slow to load applications like chrome . I wanted to know if I will need to ...
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Hybrid RAID (SDD+HDD) gives unexpected results

I am doing some experiments with hybrid RAID in Linux. My test consists of the following: 2x256GB SSD in RAID 0 (/dev/md1) 2x256GB HDD in RAID 0 (/dev/md2) Then I made md1 and md2 into a RAID 1 (/...
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SSD/HD Hybrid Disks

I am currently looking into getting a new hard-drive for my desktop. It is a small one, so it uses laptop HD form-factor. Currently, I have one storage drive that is a regular HD working at 5400RPM ...
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Hybrid drive: How does the system decide where files go, SSD vs. HDD, and can I change that?

I got a new laptop, my first with a hybrid drive. Only 128GB of SSD (which I was told is much faster than traditional hard drives) and nearly six times as much HDD. I've noticed that already well over ...
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Raspberry pi remote storage over mobile internet

Cannot find right tools to achieve fallowing: IP camera (hikvision) -> Raspberry pi as NFS/SMB server for camera -> 4G internet -> NAS (storage) backend Camera and raspberry pi is located ...
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4tb SSHD crashers mid-use, suddenly shows the following issues

My 4tb Seagate SSHD crashed in the middle of a game last night and now my PC says the disk is "Unknown" and "Not initialized". Attempting to initialize it as a GPT drive (which is the partitioning it ...
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700MB/s Write on SSHD? FreeNAS and $20 SATA Controler

Host: Proliant Ml350 G5 2X Xeon Quad-Cores @ 2.55Ghz 32Gb DDR2 ECC Storage Controller cheap $20 4 SATA port PCIe controller SERBIA I think Disk Seagate Iron Wolf 1TB SSHD Freenas 11.1 Ran a DD ...
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Very slow SSHD in AHCI mode affecting Windows only

Some time ago, a friend bought this ZEUSLAP laptop from AliExpress and she asked me to install Ubuntu alongside the original Windows 10. Relevant specs: 240GB SSD + 1TB HDD (this turned out to be an ...
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Can I disable cashing audio, video files on SSHD

My Win10 i5-5200 2,2GHz with RAM-8Gb becomes very slow :) I have 100Gb data on HDD in my notebook. So, replace HDD with SSD-256Gb would be more than enough for me. Another choice for the same ...
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SSHD/Hybrid drive flash size

I'm currently investigating changing my current laptop HDD for a hybrid or sold-state drive and for my price/performance requirements the current choice seems to be a 1TB Seagate Firecuda. As far as ...
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How to interpret S.M.A.R.T and Badblocks results

I have bought a used SSHD ( Seagate Laptop SSHD - ST500LM000-1EJ162 ) on ebay. Regarding to S.M.A.R.T the disk might be damaged somehow, I am not sure. To correctly interpret the S.M.A.R.T values, I ...
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Fresh SSD whilst keeping HDD for storage

I am planning on updating from an HDD only system to a SSD (OS + Applications) + HDD (Larger storage of files and some Applications). I currently have an HDD with Windows 7 on it, but am going to ...
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How to detect if probably counterfeit drive is SSHD (hybrid) at all

I bought a hard drive over the Internet, a 4TB Seagate SSHD (hybrid drive), but I have reason to believe that it is counterfeit. The label says "Desktop HDD", but it is supposed to be a SSHD model ...
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Firecuda SSHD What actually happens to the files?

I apologise if I am posting incorrectly but I just ordered a Firecuda 2TB drive and had some unanswered questions I'd like confirmed. What actually happens to my files? Say if Windows becomes used ...
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My SSD is giving several signs that it's dying - what do I do?

Alright, so I purchased my Lenovo Thinkpad E560 last year in August. 4 weeks ago, I did a hardware scan that Lenovo provides, and I got several failed tests in the disk drive section. One of them ...
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Deleted the SSD part of my SSHD (Hybrid HDD) accidentally [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted my SSHD's SSD partition. It's connected as RAID. I don't know why, but one day it was shown like AHCI (still RAID in BIOS settings). I thought it was my 16GB flash drive and I ...
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Hybrid - Disk 0 / Disk 1

Somehow C and D switched places. I need the boot disk back at Disk 0. My boot and recovery options have changed as well. C needs to Disk 0 it is the boot and recovery disk.
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Is booting from M.2 SSD faster than Hybrid drive?

I have a HP All-in-one with Windows 10 home installed on the Hybrid Drive. I plan to attach a M.2 SSD drive (option is available on the motherboard) and install my OS on it. Now, is it worth doing ...
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Hybrid drive - how to reset SSD portion as cache without wiping out HDD

My laptop has a Hybrid HDD with a 32 GB SSD for cache. I removed the HDD to put in a cloned SSD, but I've had to put the HDD back in so I can get some data off of it. But the HDD is now running super ...
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How to disable SSD cache in SSHD drive?

I'm using Lenovo B5400 [59-428850] laptop with 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD hybrid drive and I have some issues with boot process recently. System freezes during startup (in 30-50% cases) with 3 short beep ...
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Will I get ideal performance out of a hybrid SSD/Magnetic HDD if I clone it from an existing HDD?

I recently purchased a magnetic/SSD hybrid drive (Seagate ST1000DX001). I'm wondering if I'll get ideal performance from the drive if I simply clone my existing drive to my new one, or would it be ...
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SSHD Formating during Windows installation

I am doing a clean install of Win10 on my laptop (HP Envy 17 j040ec). It has a hybrid harddrive(1TB+25GB). I will refer to those 25GB as SSD. During Windows installation, I am offered the standard ...
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Having SSHD while using an SSD working on AHCI mode

So I have an SSD working on AHCI mode. I'm planning to add an SSHD to my rig, so the question is do I have to change SATA controller to RAID mode when I got my SSHD? (to enable its Built-in SSD ...
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Does a Seagate Desktop SSHD drive need to host the OS to optimize properly?

I've inherited a Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB. I plan to add it to my gaming desktop which already has a 128GB SSD that currently hosts the OS (Windows 8.1). What I'm trying to determine is whether I ...
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64GB vs 128GB SSD cache drive

I have a Lenovo Y510p which I've had for about a year. After adding some RAM the other day I saw that it has an open m2 NGFF slot into which I can put a SSD drive. So I'm planning on buying a SSD ...
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How is a 200GB MicroSD card possible? [closed]

Just recently a 200 (yes, 200) GB card has been announced by some flash memory manufacturer. The question is not about the giant capacity this card has or how they are made, but the peculiar number on ...
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Intel Smart Response Technology (cache) and vendor SSD tools

I have a laptop with Haswell Core i5 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The OS drive is an mSATA Samsung EVO 840. As you may have heard, they had some miscalibration leading to excessive retries ...
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How do hybrid drives handle large files like hiberfile? [closed]

Short question: How does a hybrid drive handle large files which are occasionally used but only sequentially read/written, like hiberfile? Long story: I have 12 GB ram in my desktop, and due to ...
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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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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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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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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 HD combined with a small SSD ...
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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 ...