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Ponhkun
02-10-2012, 10:51 AM
I have a G74sx A1 that comes with 2x500GB 7200RPM HDD. I'm planning to change both of them. I wonder if it's ok to use a 250GB solid state drive as primary and a 750GB hybrid solid state drive as secondary regarding the G74sx spec descriptions in the website? If not, is it ok to use a 250GB SSD as primary and use a 750GB 7200RPM HDD as secondary regarding the G74sx spec descriptions in the website?

kouotsu
02-10-2012, 10:57 AM
That's fine, I have the same setup (120GB SATA3 SSD primary, 640GB 7200RPM HDD secondary). I have my documents/pictures/videos/games set up to save/install on the secondary drive. All my other programs (basically everything but Steam/iTunes) are on my SSD.

Not sure about hybrid but I can't think of an issue there would be. Would hybrid as a secondary be any faster or would things just get cached in the primary SSD?

Ponhkun
02-10-2012, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the reply :D

This is very helpful to me :o

BrodyBoy
02-10-2012, 08:05 PM
I have a G74sx A1 that comes with 2x500GB 7200RPM HDD. I'm planning to change both of them. I wonder if it's ok to use a 250GB solid state drive as primary and a 750GB hybrid solid state drive as secondary regarding the G74sx spec descriptions in the website? If not, is it ok to use a 250GB SSD as primary and use a 750GB 7200RPM HDD as secondary regarding the G74sx spec descriptions in the website?
You can basically use any combination of drives you'd like. The speed of an SSD is a particular benefit with the OS drive, making Windows and programs run noticeably faster. But I don't think there's much advantage, if any, to using that tech for the data drive.

Many owners here use an SSD as their system drive, and an OEM HDD as their data drive. It's an excellent setup.

Just curious....the A1 configuration, as I've always seen it, comes with two 750Gb HDDs. Yours came with two 500Gb drives?

PILGRIM
02-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Just curious....the A1 configuration, as I've always seen it, comes with two 750Gb HDDs. Yours came with two 500Gb drives?

Strangely fantastic!.. Aside from the HDD "aberration",
Ponkhun's lappy also came with a built-in 3D emitter and 3D glasses!
And with all these, he claimed it to be a G74SX-A1!.. (He mentioned these things in his other thread.)
I'm kind of hoping he bought it with the price of a G74SX-A1 (plus a lowered price due to the pair of 500 GB HDD).
For once, a customer would have one-upped the mighty ASUS!.. :p