So I'm planning on getting a new laptop to replace my current. I've decided on the model and spec, but there's one issue I'm still divided about: Storage. My options are as follows:
- 500GB hybrid drive (Seagate Momentus XT, SATA-II 7200RPM)
- 128GB SSD (Crucial RealSSD M4 6Gb/s)
- 1TB normal HDD
I know if I get the SSD, I'll want more storage space, so I'd need to carry around an external drive.
So, to my questions:
Has anyone had much experience with hybrid drives? what sort of performance compared to an SSD/HDD? I've heard they can be less reliable than normal hard drives, but how significant is this?
The SSD itself is around £40 more than the other options, and factoring in an external drive would end up ~£100 more expensive than the other options. Thoughts on whether or not it's worth it?
Any opinions/reasons on what I should go for would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.