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HDD vs SSHD: Reliability and Lifespan

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JeromeR

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My laptop hard drive is starting to give up. It has bad sectors and crashing constantly so I am looking to buy a new hard drive for my laptop.
I have found 2 for my laptop, both are 1TB but one is a standard HDD and the other is a SSHD. The HDD is a Toshiba 1TB 2.5" L200 Hardrive (Product code: HDWJ110EZSTA) and the SSHD is a Toshiba 1TB SSHD 2.5'' SATA 8G SSD 3GB/s 9.5mm (Model Number: MQ01ABD100H). So I know the SSHD will boot up my laptop faster but I want to know which hard drive will be better in terms of reliability and lifespan.
Your answers doesn't have to be specific to those hard drives but HDD and SSHD in general.
Thanks in advance
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That's a tough question, as the price differential between the SSD and the "spinner" is likely to be substantial, (However so is the improvement in performance, and not just in start up time, but across the board)

It's fair to say that no drive whether spinner or Solid state, is likely to last forever, at some stage they will all fail, but the methods of usage especially with a SSD is important, trying a defrag for example is an absolute No No with SSD's. The operating system is also important, using a modern one optimised for SSD's can extend the lifespan.

With a little luck and good operating procedures either should outlast the typical lifespan of a laptop that has already seen a year or two's use.
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think you miss read it paws, sshd's (solid state hybrid drive.) are not the same as a typical ssd (solid state drive.), they have both the platters of a normal hdd (hard disk drive.) and a small amount of ssd cache storage, personally i wouldn't touch them, i'd either go for a hd or ssd depending on needs and budget.

 

can't remember why i wouldn't touch a sshd, but think it must be either because i read they had poor performance in certain situations or because i read of some reliability issues somewhere, all i know for definite though is for me personally it's either a hd or ssd and sshd's never come into the equation, to me the benefits they offer are not worth the higher cost than a normal hd or the lower cost of a faster ssd.

 

that's just my opinion though and other users may find a sshd the perfect drive for them, far as i'm aware the reliability and lifespan are supposed to be comparable to any other drive despite the niggling doubt i have in the back of my mind about sshd for some unknown reason.

 

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think you miss read it paws

 

 

Terry you are absolutely right..... I did misread it....

 

(Should have gone to Spec savers!) 


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