It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion
Only WEI of 5.9 for SATA 6gbs Hard Drive
Likes # 0
Posted March 10, 2013 at 1:16PM
I have read that Mechanical Drives will not give a reading much above 5.9 but this is a Hybrid which does not appear to have any mechanical parts either. In fact I am unable to tell the difference between this Hybrid and an SSD I purchased a few years ago
Is this to be expected or do I need to configure it in some way?
Likes # 0
Posted March 10, 2013 at 2:15PM
A hybrid drive, if I understand correctly, is merely a standard hard disk drive - complete with moving heads and revolving platter - that's front-ended by a large (and sometimes non-volatile) cache. As such, you could perhaps expect its performance to be better than a 'regular' drive - but nowhere near what an SSD is capable of. And: the extent to which you'd see any performance improvement at all would depend entirely on how you were using the drive: the point of cache is to store regularly used data to make it accessible more quickly - but if you're not regularly using the same data, it won't do very much for you. Given all of that, I'm not surprised that the WEI is still just 5.9.
Reply to this topic
This thread has been locked.