Speaking of Hard Drives, any experience with those new Hybrid drives? I was thinking of getting a 1TB one.
My laptop came with one of those hybrid drives, and although it helped boot times, it was still slow. I put a Samsung 840 128GB SSD on it, and it's really fast to boot now.
I have one and noticed NO change... However check that motherboard and see if it has a hybrid util. I Bought a Maximus VI Formula for my home computer and it has a hybrid drive util that is supposed to manipulate the drive to use the SSD portion more efficiently. I HAVE a hybrid drive in one of my other computers that doesn't have this and it did absolutely nothing to add to performance. I am thinking about swapping my hard drives around and seeing if it makes a difference in this formula. Mine is a 750gig 2.5" drive.
Also note that the M.2 port on these boards only use a single PCIe lane and is limited to 500/500 so don't bother getting one of the newer higher speedier drives to use with it. The standard will handle up to 4 PCIe lanes and most drives will use 2 of those lanes. They will work with 1 lane as is on these boards but will peg out at 500/500 which is still smoking fast. Apparently these ASUS boards are the first motherboards that support the M.2 standard. I have seen up to 500 gig drives online but they are expensive.
Last edited by redheadedrod; 11-16-2013 at 07:57 PM.