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WD Blue SSHD 4TB Review

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The 4TB WD Blue hybrid drive is designed to offer an improvement in overall performance for desktop workstations, including faster boot ups and faster application load times; both of which are ideal for demographics like gamers and content creators. As mentioned earlier, SSHDs are a far cry from full solid-state technology when looking at speed and responsiveness goes; however, they are equipped with enough NAND flash technology to see an improvement with every day use all the while reaping the benefits of the higher HDD storage capacity at a lesser cost. Though SSDs are starting close these gaps as years and technology progress, hybrid drives seem to still be relevant due to their much lower cost.

WD Blue SSHD 4TB Review

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The article is confusing, it recommends the WD over the Seagate based on the superior HTPC test results, but the gaming test showed the opposite results?

Isn't the latter more indicative of a gaming rig setup, and therefore the Seagate has better performance?

Edited by rakattack

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If I'm looking at this correctly, the Seagate hybrid drive had a better gaming performance while the WD Blue had a better HTPC performance. The wording is a bit confusing as the conclusion was highlighting the better aspects of the real-word testing. I've changed the wording to (hopefully) better reflect the results.

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The 8 GB NAND cache is still too small to really help games. The newer games which profit from SSDs due to asset streaming are so large (up to 50 GB), that this small cache doesn't help them. Older games which fit into the cache OTOH don't really need this. These are usually designed with very slow optical disc operation in mind and a conventional hard drive is more than fast enough for them.

Is still view SSHDs as benchmark tuning device.

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