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Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 2:17:41 PM | Laptop Hard Drive Question

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Santa Claus has been good to me this year. Dell had a very nice deal on a Dell Precision M6800 - $1000 off.

My question is this...it comes with a solid state 500 GB hard drive but has a slot for an additional hard drive. Is there any performance value in adding a second hard drive?

Here are my specs:

Intel Core i7-4800MQ Processor (Quad Core, 6M Cache, 2.7 GHz, w/HD Graphics 4600)

8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L

AMD FirePro M6100 w/2GB GDDR5

2.5 inch 500GB Solid State Hybrid Drive

Thank you for your comments,

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Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 5:27:36 PM | Laptop Hard Drive Question

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No, it would be beneficial for storage only.The only way it will help performance if they got a secondarysimilarly sized SSD and used it in RAID0.
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Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 1:01:46 AM | Laptop Hard Drive Question

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Hybrid drives combine a rotating hard disk with a large chunk of solid state cache to speed things up

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_drive

If that is the case you can benefit by adding a true SSD as your primary disk and then using your current disk for storage, but that requires some work to migrate your OS to the SSD. Easier done now rather than later.

The perceived performance gain depends on your way of working and may not be as great as benchmarks predict.


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