SilverStone HDDBoost Hybrid combines the best of both storage worlds

by Rafael Hernandez on February 26, 2010 · 0 comments

Everyone’s fascination with creating hybrid versions of this and that is a bit frustrating but, when implemented correctly, some of the designs do have some performance merits. Yes we’re talking about PC gear.

The SilverStone HDDBoost Hybrid accepts your standard 3.5″ hard drive and, through software trickery, augments your drive’s performance using a bit of flash storage space it has on board. Hardware Canucks has the review:

The uses for the HDDBoost both start and stop with one undeniable truth: the price of modern, larger capacity SSDs puts them far outside the reach of most consumers. Naturally, prices are falling extremely fast but many times you will have to sacrifice storage capacity for the performance afforded by these high-end drives. However, with this product from Silverstone you are able to have the best of both worlds: the capacity of a hard drive and the fast load times normally associated with an SSD. This should be especially interesting if you want a painless system upgrade with seamless plug and play functionality. Most of the time you won’t even realize the HDDBoost is running other than the suddenly eye-opening speed at which Windows boots or programs load.

A sweet and inexpensive upgrade which should make your system speedier.

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