2 in 1 HDD that is mixture of SSD & conventional drives mechanism.

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎06-05-2011 10:55 PM

As large SSDs are expensive for PC users (especially large ones), I think there should be a 2in1 type of HDD.

For example in addition to normal mechanical architecture, there can be a 40GB SSD module embedded into it. This will help in getting faster boot-up / loading times (using SSD) as well as large capacity for storage (using conventional HDD).

  • When these drives are installed there will be two physical partitions for user, one SSD & one HDD.
  • It can be called DDD or DD Duo (Disk Drive Duo).
  • The issues that will be important are cable interface & what if one of these malfunctions?
Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎09-05-2011 10:48 AM

Check out Silverstone's HDDBoost:





Also, the Z68 chipset now supports SSD caching:





And, I believe Seagate's Momentus XT already does exactly what you've described

(but, I don't know if it's OK to mention Seagate products here;  Moderator, please advise):





Hope this helps.




by on ‎10-06-2011 08:02 AM
Status changed to: New
by on ‎06-23-2013 06:01 PM

What WD HDD is the best one to use with the Silverstone's HDDBoost? RED drives? BLACK drives? GREEN drives? WD VelociRaptor?


I'm going to be useing a Corsair Force 120GB SSD

by Moderator on ‎10-01-2013 02:44 PM
Status changed to: Acknowledged
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