should i get an ssd and a hdd or a ssd and a hybrid? Also whats the performance difference.
Get a HDD and a separate SSD. SSHD's use SSD caching, which only stores some files on the SSD. It makes those load faster, but doesn't really get you much in terms of read/write speeds.
They also use software to store frequently accessed files and OS-critical files (such as the ones used for booting) on the SSD part; it isn't just used as a giant cache.
True, but like mrluckypants said, the SSD's are tiny. It's so much better to get two separate drives
I agree completely, except I'd even forego the HDD unless one stores lots of media files or plays tons of games simultaneously.
Depending on the budget of our system and what it is used for, I would most likely recommend separate units. An example is what I'm doing in my build: Kingston V300 120GB SSD for Windows and some often used applications
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD for pictures, videos, music, and all other applications.
Thanks I am going to get ether a crucial 500m 120gb or 240gb ssd and a 2tb hhd.
You will benefit from an sshd if your a big gamer and use that drive to store you games on along with an ssd main drive for your OS. It's an option worth considering in that situation or in a small case or laptop where you only have room for one drive but need a large storage capacity. Most people won't really have reason to use an sshd as opposed to an ssd and hdd combo though.
OK well then I don't think I will need one and I will just go with an ssd and a hdd.
That is about the specs of the storage I have so I will keep that. Thanks.
I had a hybrid in my old laptop and the performed much faster than it did when I reinstalled the OS to only the HDD, so I could use Linux on the SSD.
However, I agree that using dedicated SSDs/HDDs is much better than using a hybrid, though I wouldn't even get an HDD unless one has a huge library of media files.
I bought a 1 TB drive two years ago "in case I ever needed the space" but I still haven't ever gone over 250 GB and I use it to dual boot Windows/Linux.