I'm running out of space on my work machine and intend on buying a new HDD drive to add to the 3TB HDD (storage) and 250GB SSD (OS and pseudo-scratch space) I already have.
I wonder whether the hybrid drives (i.e. this 4TB HDD and 8GB SSD) would have any benefit, as I don't really know how the drive would work with stuff like high throughput NGS IO. The standard way they work is by loading in regular applications into the SSD portion, but that's not really going to help with processing, and I already have my OS on the SSD.
Does anyone have any experience with these drives in their machines, and whether they actually help speed things up at all?