Line n above, I was thinking there was another form factor, and there is at least one. I also have to give props here to Silicon Power external drives. I had bought 5 or 6 external drives from big name manufacturers with good reputations and every single one of them failed within 2 years.
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I finally decided to do some research into drives intended to be shockproof, not because I abuse drives, but because I figured they'd protect the delicate parts that tend to fail. I went to amazon and started to read reviews and found one that said to search "silicon power a80 torture test" on youtube. I did, and no other reviews were necessary. I bought one right away, and it is now 3 years old. I'm guessing you don't think that the increased speed warrants the move to flash memory?
The problem is that they are too pricey. When I had my gig ssd in my gaming desktop it would boot pc games almost immediately and loading times were almost non-existent. While on my rpm hard drive loading times on games varied from 30 seconds to a minute. Your article is referring to consumer drives correct? Very soon you'll see 3. Yes, we try to focus on the consumer side unless explicitly stated otherwise. You say that 'there are only two choices' for drive sizes, however my Dell laptop has a 1.
I know that it isn't very common but this laptop is not very old came with Windows 7 and so maybe the article should be updated to reflect there is a rarer option out there. Wow, I've never seen a 1.
I wonder how those are doing in terms of market growth? Would be interesting to see some stats since, as you mentioned, they are pretty rare. Also, no mention of one major win for SSDs over HDDs: near-invulnerability to physical shock, which can annihilate spinning HDDs and potentially damage ones that aren't even spinning. Finally, external drives aren't necessarily just USB-connected.
Thunderbolt and to an extent ePCIe are also used. The benefit of a hybrid drive is pretty minimal for the cost. Regarding hybrid drives, I considered including them but figured that their era would soon be coming to an end look to likefunbutnot for reasons. But you're right, I should've mentioned them off-hand, at least. You may also have the option to select a different disk interface.
Small form factor desktop boards and business-type notebook computers frequently support tiny mSATA solid state drives while new high-end desktops and business laptops may offer the option of M. On a laptop, an mSATA drive also represents a small savings in weight and an improvement in battery efficiency vs. High end M. If you have the option to use something besides USB to plug in a drive and you're at all concerned about speed, the other thing is probably better.
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Joel, I don't know if you're still reading the comments from this post of yours but if you are, I greatly appreciate your feedback. You're welcome, vishal. Glad you found it useful. Thanks Alpesh! Appreciate it. Quite a mathmetic thing.. Ah, so M. Internal SATA 3. Thank You For Responding. Learned some new stuff here, so thanks a lot for sharing. Really appreciate it! Scroll down for the next article.
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Basically, if you want lots of storage at a reasonable price, an SSHD is a good choice. If your priority is speed and you want Windows to be more responsive, go for an SSD.
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If you want the highest overall performance, buy an SSD. If you want the biggest amount of storage, buy an SSHD. If you want to spend the absolute minimum amount of money, buy neither - go for a traditional hard drive.
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