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Which is better SSD Hybrid 5200rpm or regular 7200rpm?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 10:35 AM

Hey guys, I need to make a choice between buying a hybrid SSD drive at 5200rpm and a regular drive at 7200, which would be the better choice please?



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 10:49 AM

Hi,

 

I suppose you mean a Hybrid HDD?

 

For a laptop or desktop computer? What is the intended use for the HDD and its size?


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 10:52 AM

Yes Hybrid HDD 1TB for Macbook Pro laptop. To use for music and video playback mostly, once per week.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:20 AM

For that type of use it seems the 7200rpm drive gives better results, don't forget that the 7200rpm drive will require more power = less battery time.

 

Hybrid drives provide better performance when accessing the same files several times and if they fit inside the HDD cache...


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:29 AM

My mac will always be powered when playing music so that's not an issue. Yes that is what I am thinking too that the drive with the faster rpm whether it's ssd or not would be the better option.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:45 PM

My mac will always be powered when playing music so that's not an issue. Yes that is what I am thinking too that the drive with the faster rpm whether it's ssd or not would be the better option.

 

An SSD is a different story it will beat any HDD or SSHD in terms of speed.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 07:10 PM

Ok so what you are saying is a 5200 rpm SSD will be faster and more efficent than a 7200rpm regular HDD?



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 07:47 PM

Hi, no SleepyDude was referring to a full SSD drive (which has no rpm speed rating, as it does not involve a moving platter and reader arm) as opposed to what you referenced which was a Hybrid SSD drive, which uses flash memory and a  platter, spinning at 5400 RPM. SleepyDude also correctly indicated that this drive is good for " Hybrid drives provide better performance when accessing the same files several times and if they fit inside the HDD cache..."

 

So depends on whether you play the same music, videos, or constantly update your playlist. Either way once accessed you would be hard pressed to tell the difference. Buy to suit your budget, me, I would expand the capacity to a 3 Tb drive and go for 7200. 



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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:02 AM

Thank sfor the info guys, yes, I had decided to go with a regular 7200rpm drive.






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