Laptops with BOTH an SSD and HDD?

Why is it so hard to find a gaming laptop (or any laptop for that matter) with BOTH a solid state drive and a hard drive these days?

I'm currently using a Dell G7 with a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB SSD. Having the extra HDD is so convenient when you want to backup something quickly you can just copy and paste the file onto the other drive. If you want to reinstall your OS, you can keep your movie/music/photo collection on the HDD where speed doesn't matter and not have to bother with moving your files out and then back in again. Rarely used programs can also go on the HDD instead of hogging up valuable SSD space.

Modern laptops have LESS storage than my 6 year old laptop. Most new laptops don't even have a SATA bay so you can't even buy a hard drive separately and install it either.

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I want a gaming laptop/desktop replacement, not a macbook air clone. I keep my laptop plugged in 95% of the time because if I wanted to carry a laptop around I already have an ultrabook for that anyway. Sure I could buy a desktop but I don't have a lot of space in my dorm room and moving with a desktop or flying with it is a huge pain.

There are plenty of laptops with GTX 16xx GPUs and SSD+HDD, a few with RTX 20xx GPUs and SSD+HDD and almost none with RTX 30xx or 40xx GPUs with SSD+HDD. The Acer Nitro 5 seems to be one of the few modern laptops that still have a SATA bay but they still don't come with HDDs by default and you have to buy the cable separately.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HDDs are useless. No reason to ever use them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lots of storage for cheap where speed doesn't matter.

      If you're storing an 800 GB movie/photo/document/music collection on an SSD then you're throwing money away.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        SSDs are like $10-20 more expensive per TB. Unless you're storing an insane amount of stuff to the point that you need dataracks and shit then it's negligible.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          8TB drive is around $100, can I get 8TB SSD for $180-260?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There's no 8TB hard drive for a laptop.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Who said it needs to be inside the laptop?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            OP, actually.
            Stuff you have is cool and all but I had real troubles powering up even two 20TB off one box. Some caddies can't do that.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            then get a proper caddy moron

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        HDDs only matter at 16TB+ combined storage capacity. For now.
        I expect my next NAS to be full solid with a bunch more of these frickers. If QLC is good enough to handle games, downloads and backups on windows, it's more than good enough to handle torrent seeding on linux in a raid6 array.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >qlc
          >sata
          Disgusting

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        get 512gb SD cards

    • 3 weeks ago
      I'm Innoc-ACK

      your mother's useless

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mass storage is the usecase, you dense motherfricker

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then get a separate home server with a RAID. Spinning disks in portable devices are obsolete and at this point only internet LARPers claim otherwise.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          why raid and why have a separate home server if I can have more storage at laptop?
          laptop is portable, I'm not always at home so home server doesn't help

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then get a 8TB NVMe drive or something, best of both worlds. You want to get a HDD specifically only because you fell for neckbeard memes.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            8TB nvme drive costs hundreds of dollars more than 8TB 2.5" drive...

            why would you ever meed more than 1tb unless you play shitty modern games

            movies, porn, AI models

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            .
            >8TB nvme drive
            >8TB 2.5" drive

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm not always at home so home server doesn't help

            "And I certainly don't see any value in having a back up of my data at home when I lug my lappy somewhere it can be lost, stolen or damaged."

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They hated him, for he told them the truth.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get anything with a 2.5" bay. 2.5" SATA SSDs are available in larger capacities than 2.5" HDDs ever were.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >HDD
    >in a device that gets turned around sideways and backwards and shaken a lot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      HDDs are rated for >20g, you are not shaking that much

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no fricking way in hell are they rated for that much.
        I would bet they aren't even rated for 2g.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, that's why we had to replace our laptop hard disks weekly before SSDs came along.
      Oh wait that never happened.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I guess the data recovery places filled with 2.5in HDDs are a figment of people's imagination.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah just yours, Scamshill.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >he doesn't know about the rosewoods

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The largest laptop 2.5" hard drive tops out at 5TB, meanwhile you can get 8TB nvme drives.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't care, HDD will be a lot more reliable than ssdtrash

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >SMR garbage
        >reliable
        If you want something "reliable", the largest 2.5" Hard Drive is 1TB.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          who ever needs more than that in one drive?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            OP, apparently.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unless you are building a datacenter, HDDs are a thing only for boomers and poors. SSDs are really cheap and much faster.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OP used wrong terms: why there aren't laptops with both M2 and 2.5" slots?
      2.5" SSD will be bigger and cheaper than M2 one, 2.5" HDD will be even cheaper

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        M.2 drives are cheaper than 2.5 SSDs these days.
        >smaller packaging
        >cheaper to ship
        >doesn't need a metal case around a tiny PCB
        2.5 is dead on notebooks. Most laptops that's not applecuck shit has 2 M.2 slots.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't want unreliable SSD garbage, I want hard drives.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          no, here is 4TB 2.5" HDD for $140: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-ST4000LM024-Internal-Drive/dp/B01LXCE9W9
          where I can get 4TB M2 SSD for the same price?

          or if you want capacity: 8TB 2.5" SSD for $530: https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-870-QVO-SATA-MZ-77Q8T0B/dp/B089C3TZL9
          M2 version will be way more expensive

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's a 15mm thick drive
            That isn't going to fit on any laptop made in the last decade.
            Most laptops that have a 2.5in bay are 7mm, MAYBE 9.5mm

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe if you stopped buying pussy applehomosexual laptops, my gaming laptop takes those thicker ones just fine.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        OP here. I meant 1 TB HDD not SSD. That was an unfortunate typo.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          1tb SSD is only 50-60 eur, You need HDD only when you store > 4tb of data.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >HDDs are a thing only for poors
      >SSDs are really cheap

      iq?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a poorgay mentality to worry about that $20 difference in price when you get so much more speed and slient operation

        It would be one thing if it was a difference of $100 vs $500 but with most morons here being obsessed with low capacity shit it doesn't make sense to squabble about small differences in price unless you're absolutely destitute

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There's a bit more than a $20 difference between a 16TB Ironwolf and your 16TB SSD, anon.
          Of course, you already knew that - but be warned, Scamsung won't be paying you for your post.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >There's a bit more than a $20 difference between a 16TB Ironwolf and your 16TB SSD, anon
            Of course you sczhio, but most of the anons here are only worried about 1tb

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >IQfy
            >only about 1TB
            I had 3TB of space a decade ago

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There's a bit more than a $20 difference between a 16TB Ironwolf and your 16TB SSD, anon.
            Of course, you already knew that - but be warned, Scamsung won't be paying you for your post.

            Have you tried reading OP instead of blindly replying to last post in thread?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The OP is clearly a spastic mental case, or has drafted an unmedicated ChatGPT instance from another dimension. I'm not reading all that.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            IQfy is filled with failed normies
            There are people unironiclly building PCs with less space than my first PC in 2011.
            My PC had a 1.5TB. It was a cheap drive too.
            Above 2TB is considered a light datahorder, 4tb+ means your a possible pedophile and pirate

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why would you ever meed more than 1tb unless you play shitty modern games

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was talking about people who still use HDDs as their boot drive. There is no valid reason to do this on consumer device in 2024 unless you are extremely poor. Thats why alot of 2500keks and baby ducks boot from HDDs. SSDs are indeed cheap and I mentioned this as an argument to encourage those poor disappointments to upgrade their ancient mechanical drive to an SSD. In Europe you can buy 1tb 2.5" SSD for less than 90$, for that capacity its literally nothing and it should be even cheaper in burgerland.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hp omen 17

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm currently using a Dell G7 with a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB SSD. Having the extra HDD is so convenient when you want to backup something quickly you can just copy and paste the file onto the other drive. If you want to reinstall your OS, you can keep your movie/music/photo collection on the HDD where speed doesn't matter and not have to bother with moving your files out and then back in again. Rarely used programs can also go on the HDD instead of hogging up valuable SSD space.
    get a 2TB ssd for 100 bucks and you'll have a much better system
    walá

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SSDs are unreliable garbage

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he says with zero substantiation

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They’re suicide sticks
          The golden age of quality SSD’s was a decade ago.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Based on what fricking basis?
            You know 10 years ago gays where saying SSDs had terrible reliability but now suddenly those drives are great?

            Is the idea that muh modern ssd bad based on anything real in statistics? Or is it survivorship bias because you are finally seeing some SSDs come up in age and your assuming it has to do with muh mlc/slc rather than the fact that sold state electronics tend to fair pretty well if not defective from the factory.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gaming laptop
    wrong board

    [...]

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SSD can withstand a shock of 52920 k/h

    that is nuts anon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no they can't

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is it so hard to find a gaming laptop (or any laptop for that matter) with BOTH a solid state drive and a hard drive these days?
    >I'm currently using a Dell G7 with a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB SSD. Having the extra HDD is so convenient
    Wut
    Just, like, use a second M.2 2TB. Or 4TB, just not QLC.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just buy cloud storage like a good chud. Encrypt your files first if your schizo. Amazon s3 is 1usd/1tb/1month for deep glacier. Ms one drive is 6tb for around 5usd a month with family plan discount codes.
    Storing your own data is over.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >say free palestine
      >get banned from google, microsoft and amazon
      >all your data gone

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Except it's literally the other way around. Isn'treal lost this particular round - you're far more likely to get banned if you DON'T scream slava palastinya.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just do what I did and buy an external enclosure for your HDD.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why bother with a laptop anyway?
    Quit being a gypsy and use a desktop where you can have anything you want.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This may be a surprise to you, but some people live in more places than a single room.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bro you can reasonably put 2 4tb ssds in a gaming laptop, have sex and touch grass

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best upgrade you can do for an old laptop is taking out HDD and putting in SSD

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