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Workstations with 8GB SSHD?

I am reviewing standard hardware for customers and noticed that some are offering an additional hard drive - 8GB SSHD. I am trying to workout what use this can provide? The workstation already has a 500GB hard drive for Operating System etc. but why the extra one?
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Flipp
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Dash AmrCommented:
Hybrid drives are storage devices that combine NAND flash solid-state drive (SSD) with hard disk drive (HDD) technology, with the intent of adding some of the speed of SSDs to the cost-effective storage capacity of traditional HDDs. The purpose of the SSD in a hybrid drive is to act as a cache for the data stored on the HDD, by keeping copies of the most frequently used data on the SSD for improved overall performance.

The fundamental design principle behind SSHDs is to identify data elements that are most directly associated with performance (frequently accessed data, boot data, etc.) and store these data elements in the NAND flash memory. This has been shown to be effective in delivering significantly improved performance over the standard HDD
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FlippAuthor Commented:
Thanks ALFA007.

So it is just a part of the overall computer - not a specific function like for restore partition or another administration function?
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it's a hardware component.

FWIW, I think 8GB is too small to make any significant difference. Maybe for office apps.
The minimum size of the SSD part in a hybrid setup should be 32GB, in my opinion.

HTH,
Dan
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Dash AmrCommented:
Yes Flipp  its only a performance enhancement technology so its an extra component as long as you have chosen carefully  your other components.
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FlippAuthor Commented:
chosen carefully your other components.
Can you give me some more information on what you mean here?
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nobusCommented:
if you need more info -  give us what you selected up to now, as example .  then we can comment on the various parts.
for normal business use, an i-5cpu will do fine; 4 GB ram or more for memory
OS disk drive : anything from 120 GB SSD + eventually data storage (eg 1 or 2 TB drive)
i recommend intel SSD
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Dash AmrCommented:
Hey Flipp, sorry about the delay what i mean is as long you have decent  Processor (let say start from i5 3.2), and reasonable amount Ram (Preferably  8 GB my personal Opinion), SSD or even Normal High Speed Hard drive and an separate Graphics Cards not a built in one you don't need to worry about having SSHD or not its.


I hope that Answers Your question :)

Cheers
Dash
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FlippAuthor Commented:
Solid answer dash
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