hybrid hard disk drive : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary


hybrid hard disk drive

A hybrid disk drive has two levels of cache, a traditional chunk of RAM (Random Access Memory) and a small amount of flash memory, what amounts to a small SSD (Solid State Disk). The caching is handled by the disk firmware without any involvement from the OS (Operating System). The advantage is even if the OS crashes, the cache is not corrupted. For the same amount of money you can get a much larger separate SSD and use caching software.

Shopping for a Hydrid Hard Drive

electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB Hybrid Driveto electronic home
asin B00691WMJG
Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003, 8 GB Flash cache, and 32 MB RAM cache, 2.5 Inch, 64 MB Cache, 7200 RPM, SATA-3 6 Gb/s. 750 GB. Separate SSD drives are typically at least ten times this size. Also comes in a much cheaper SATA-2 3 Gb/s version
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒OCZ Technology RevoDrive 1 TB Hybrid SSD/hard diskto electronic home
asin B005J4P0JS
RVDHY-FH-1T. Not a SATA drive. It plugs directly into a PCI slot. 100 GB Flash cache. No RAM cache. Only 5400 RPM. Max Read: 910 MB/s, Max Write: 810 MB/s.
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German flag amazon.de bestbuy.ca Canadian flag
Spanish flag amazon.es canadacomputers.com Canadian flag
French flag amazon.fr newegg.ca Canadian flag
Italian flag amazon.it tigerdirect.ca Canadian flag
UK flag amazon.co.uk amazon.com American flag
India flag junglee.com bestbuy.com American flag
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tigerdirect.com American flag
Greyed out stores probably do not have the item in stock
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Newegg.ca: online Canadian retailer selling hybrid drives
Newegg.com: online US retailer selling hybrid drives
SSD
TigerDirect: online Canadian retailer selling hybrid drives
TigerDirect: online US retailer selling hybrid drives

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