We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


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


ened

Likes # 0

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?

Like this post
Ian in Northampton

Likes # 0

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.

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

LG G Watch review: Android Wear smartwatch is the best around, so far

IDG UK Sites

How to join Apple's OS X Beta Seed Program: Get OS X Yosemite on your Mac before public release

IDG UK Sites

Why the BBC iPlayer outage was caused by a DDoS attack: Topsy and Tim isn't *that* popular

IDG UK Sites

Lenovo has created its own 'Google Glass'