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    Default Monster Digital Hybrid Solid State Drives?

    Does anyone know anything about these drives? Are they worth getting for storing games and other data on?

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    Default Re: Monster Digital Hybrid Solid State Drives?

    Interesting.... I didn't know that monster is making HD's now...
    While I've never used one of these before is there any benefit to it??

    I wonder.. Stan, possible ask for a sample for review?

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    Default Re: Monster Digital Hybrid Solid State Drives?

    I believe they are platter 7200 hard drives, I have seen these advertised before but not under the monster label
    and not having tested one I would not know how much better if at all it is?

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    Default Re: Monster Digital Hybrid Solid State Drives?

    The solid state part of drives like this is usually 6-8GBs. I have the Seagate Momentus XT 500GB, bought it a little over a year ago.Yes it's a little faster than most platter drives, but nothing to brag about. Sam, you would be better off spending your money on the Crucial Adrenaline, and if you have the cash, pair it up with a 10,000 rpm 500GB-1TB Veloci Raptor, and run the software that comes with the Crucial drive, this would a hell of a lot faster, and worth every penny. The 500GB runs $189 the 1TB $289, but if you wait a couple of weeks, Newegg should drop the price on the 1TB to $189.99 like they did for Black Friday

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    Default Re: Monster Digital Hybrid Solid State Drives?

    Thanks Stan. I'll probably just go with a larger SSD at some point because I want to use it as a secondary drive just for games. First I need to sort out why the two ssd's I have now are running slow. I've tried everything I can think of and my speeds are still terrible.
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    Default Re: Monster Digital Hybrid Solid State Drives?

    Sam, can you post a screen shot of the speeds, also the settings ?

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    Default Re: Monster Digital Hybrid Solid State Drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Sam, can you post a screen shot of the speeds, also the settings ?
    I will post settings when I get home tonight.

    Here are the speeds for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    I believe they are platter 7200 hard drives, I have seen these advertised before but not under the monster label
    and not having tested one I would not know how much better if at all it is?
    The 5 year warranty is nice..

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    Default Re: Monster Digital Hybrid Solid State Drives?

    Sam, your read speeds don't look bad, but your write speed is very low.

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    Default Re: Monster Digital Hybrid Solid State Drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob2701 View Post
    The 5 year warranty is nice..
    Bob, there's a lot of drives with a 5yr warranty

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