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Is a hybrid drive recognized as 2 different hard drives?

losse

72 months ago

Or does it all just come up as a C drive?

Is the SSD part of the hybrid drive just for cache or does it actually store critical saved stuff like the OS?

If you clone a bootable image of a hybrid drive, do you have to do anything special or is it just like cloning a regular HD?

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of wondered about how a SSD looked in disk manager myself. I would have thought it would look like 2 drives.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it appears as one drive. An SSHD uses SSD caching, so it's hidden to the user

  • 72 months ago
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So if I have a program that backs up an image of my C drive once a day onto a backup drive, an SSHD wont give me any problems with that process or recovery?

Because its got everything on the platter and the SSD cache is just data that can be 'lost' without consequence when the drive fails?

  • 72 months ago
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Nope. An SSHD is pretty much like having a standard HDD and a caching SSD, except in 1 casing

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