07-05-2013 09:24 PM
My hard drive recently died in my HP laptop and I saw one of these (http://www.seagate.com/au/en/internal-hard-drives/
I had never replaced a hard drive before, however, having had just backed it up, I was able to replace the hard drive and Windows restored the rest.
Whilst relieved to have fixed it and got it working again, I was disappointed that I couldn't find the solid state part of the hard drive and that there was about 340GB unallocated space on the disk (going from 640GB to 1TB).
After further research I found this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedd
Is there a way that I can pull the new SSHD out of the computer and use the DiskWizard software to transfer the files off of a backup on an external drive onto the SSHD all using a hard drive cradle on another computer? So that I can have the boot files on an solid state disk and get super fast boot up.
Please help me out otherwise the solid state park of the disk will just be a gimmick to me.
07-06-2013 12:49 PM
The SSD part of a hybrid drive is NOT user accessible, same as in caching SSDs.
After 3-5 boots, the SSD cache will fasten up your boot, as it learns which data will
be needed at first.
For the unallocated space: make a second partition.
Start/Search type diskmgmt.msc and hit [Enter], in disk management click on the unallocated space and make a partition, format it in ntfs and give it a driveletter.