Windows 10: How reliable are Hybrid drives? For gaming?
How reliable are Hybrid drives? For gaming?
Recently I burnt through my third SSD, which lasted about a year. Although it was a cheap 120 GB one, I think I'm done with them until good ones become more affordable or cheap ones become a little less... well... crap.
My HDD is pretty old, going on 7 years, and while it's still going strong it's pretty slow for my needs (I play a lot big, open world games). Thing is, I don't think I'd be gaining much in terms of speed from upgrading to a new HDD, since they don't seem to have evolved past 7200 RPM.
So here's my question, are hybrid drives reliable? Or are they just slightly bigger SSD's?
What brands are these drives? I have a 7 year old 80GB Intel drive at home which is still running fine. My wife's laptop is nearly 4 years old with a 128GB SSD and it's fine. And I've supported SSD's at work for years and I have only had 1 crap out.
A hybrid drive has SSD space as a cache and a standard platter behind it. So, it writes to the small SSD and then dump to the platters afterwards. If you max out the cache, it's not going to be any faster than a standard mechanical hard drive since you would be waiting completely on the mechanical drive platters.
Mine were both ADATA, one lasted a year, the other about a year and a half. I also got a Kingston for my mom's laptop, it has over two years but it's been showing signs of death for about a year.
Would I still be able to use it as an HDD if the flash portion breaks?
I've configured Reflect to automatically run full and differential backups to two drives as shown in the enclosed Reflect status report.
The report says the last " full system backup to usb hdd" was run on 14/11/16 and was successful....
Well, been thinking about Hybrid Shutdown. What will you think it is?
My idea, is Hybrid Shutdown being a Hibernate. Tell me your opinions, or if you want me to describe my idea for this "Hybrid Shutdown", you ask me.
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I recently (about 10 hours ago) installed FBackup, and I'm wondering what anybody can tell me about its reliability or how I can test it without risking losing stuff.
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Just as I was posting this, I saw a link to z3r010's thread...
I 'upgraded' from my trusty windows 7 to windows 10 today.
Firstly, now when I change my desktop dispay to 125% magnification, the windows can look blurred, like I dont have a graphics driver installed. This was not a problem on Windows 7