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5400rpm SSHD vs 7200rpm HDD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello guys,

I am looking for new drive my notebook. I have narrowed my alternatives to these two, please don't tell me "buy SSD instead".

It's for notebook, the budget is already exceeded, so buying 500GB ssd is not possible.

Notebook is Lenovo Thinkpad E530, running Win7. Most of time, this is used to access internet, office, and watch some youtube, family photos and videos..

My two proposed disk. Which one would you choose, and why ?

 

5400 RPM Toshiba SSHD (8GB sshd)

http://www.alza.sk/toshiba-solid-state-hybrid-drive-500gb-d2143240.htm

 

7200 RPM Wd Black HDD

http://www.alza.sk/western-digital-2-5-black-mobile-750gb-16mb-cache-d455008.htm

 

Thanks :)

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If you don't need the extra storage, I'd suggest going with a sshd which is still much snappier than a non-ssd solution. 


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Will it be plugged in most of the time?  Etc etc, what are your use cases?  I would think the Toshiba would do you well, although WD Blacks do perform pretty well as well.  But the WD Black does take more power.


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Get the wd black, i bought one for my buddy's build and its a beast.  sshd's can be faster but  you could get a boot ssd later when your budget is more allowing.

 

 

edit: actually after reading those links the sshd has more cache and would have a bit nicer speeds with the solid state storage.  I'd pay the extra 5.


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get the 7200 RPM 

 

(can you get an SSHD Hybrid? it might be in budget)


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Since SSHDs generally only have 8GBs of onboard NAND, they're only good for fast boot times and frequently used programs. Good in theory, bad in practice.


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Hi there peterpepo,

 

Both options have their advantages. The WD Black you've mentioned is a powerful and reliable drive. WD recommends it for gamers or creative individuals, because of its performance. It has a dynamic caching algorithm, which allows for the optimizing of cache allocation between reads and writes. This means that if there is more read traffic for instance, the drive automatically allocates more cache for read data, thus the performance is enhanced.

However, when you say that you'll need the drive mostly for normal everyday tasks, I was thinking that you might also like our Blue drives (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=800). They are the standard ones and should also fit your budget well.

Hope this helps,

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all,
thanks for replies. I coudln't decide which one. But then I succeeded to agree with person for who this computer is, that ssd will be fine.
I bought 250 GB Samsung Evo 840 as primary hard drive. Then I bought a 1 TB External Hdd from WD.
It's bit over the budget, and summed cost equals to 500GB Samsung Evo, but I think, this way, we will get best of both worlds.

 

Fast and snappy operating systems and loading of frequently used data, and high capacity, reliable storage for data not so frequently used + regular backups.

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I did a quick google search on your machine and according to the lenovo spec site you already have a 16Gb cashing ssd, By that might just be an option on selected models. 

 

Well if it was my machine i would get rid of the dvd-rom and put the HDD there and then a small SDD for OS and programs, If that is not an option then i would go for the Toshiba sshd.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I did a quick google search on your machine and according to the lenovo spec site you already have a 16Gb cashing ssd, By that might just be an option on selected models. 

 

Well if it was my machine i would get rid of the dvd-rom and put the HDD there and then a small SDD for OS and programs, If that is not an option then i would go for the Toshiba sshd.

I think, that this is only for specific models of hard drives.

Before, there was WD Scopio Black 500Gb, which is so damaged, that it started "scratching". It sounds like header is touching platters. Pretty weird for hdd 1/2 year old.

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I think, that this is only for specific models of hard drives.

Before, there was WD Scopio Black 500Gb, which is so damaged, that it started "scratching". It sounds like header is touching platters. Pretty weird for hdd 1/2 year old.

 

Sounds to me like the laptop got hit or moved while the drive was spinning. But cant you get a hdd on warranty if it's only 1/2 year old?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sounds to me like the laptop got hit or moved while the drive was spinning. But cant you get a hdd on warranty if it's only 1/2 year old?

Maybe, I will try to, but anyway - no time for being without laptop, and according to forums, Lenovo support in general is poor in Slovakia.

Then I really doubt, that they will accept hdd only, as I have to fix the laptop now, so I can't give it away for month or so.

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