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ICY Dock Introduces New 2.5'' SATA SSD Xpander Hybrid Adapter

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Introducing the MB882HX-1SB 2.5" SATA SSD Xpander Hybrid Adapter. Using a high speed 2.5" SATA SSD and a high capacity 3.5" SATA hard drive, you can combine them to create a new breed of species. Using our hybrid technology, we can take a moderate or 2nd generation 2.5" SATA SSD in combination with a mid to higher end 3.5" SATA hard drive which automatically creates "hybrid partition" and "storage partition". The "hybrid partition" doubles the capacity of the SSD drive and provides high performance in transfer rates. The storage partition gives you the remaining capacity of the hard drive* (the size of the 3.5" SATA hard drive minus "hybrid partition" size).

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it looks like a great idea to make a hybrid drive setup ^^
 

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Sounds similar to Intel's 'Smart Response Technology' but the only difference is ones integrated into a motherboard.

In any case... SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT anyone?
 

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Seems like a rebrand of the SilverStone HDDBOOST: SilverStone HDDBOOST HDD Accessory

With a prettier shell around it.

The HDDBOOST has been around since early last year sometime.

Sounds similar to Intel's 'Smart Response Technology' but the only difference is ones integrated into a motherboard.

In any case... SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT anyone?
Personally, I'd like these devices to be more like the Momentus XT. The XT uses the 4GB SSD as a huge cache for the drive. Storing the most accessed files on the SSD. All these other Hybrid solutions seem to just want to set up a RAID0 with the SSD and HDD, which isn't nearly as elegent of a solution as it only accelerates a small portion of the hard drive.
 
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yeah, but the limited 4 GB space and rather slow controller makes the Momentus XT not such a great overall solution. It usually only improves system booting and system response while programs still load slowly, especial large programs like games that need it the most.

Any solution that allows me to decide what needs to be accelerated is a win in my book.
 
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That's pretty cool.
No doubt it's going to be expensive in itself being Icy Dock.
Their product are always pricy over these regions.
 

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hows this better then a ssd for os and regular hdd for storage?
long story short - you can get SSD performance without the huge price.

Cheap 60GB SSD + 1 cheap Samsung F3 = 1Tb of SSD (pretty much)

Unless i am misunderstanding it
 

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long story short - you can get SSD performance without the huge price.

Cheap 60GB SSD + 1 cheap Samsung F3 = 1Tb of SSD (pretty much)

Unless i am misunderstanding it
Actually, it is more like 120GB of SSD.
 
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long story short - you can get SSD performance without the huge price.

Cheap 60GB SSD + 1 cheap Samsung F3 = 1Tb of SSD (pretty much)

Unless i am misunderstanding it
Only doubles the size of the SSD bro
 
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This seems like something I want to try. I am cheap and a performance nut, bring it on.