Question Ssd or sshd power consumption

Gamer_X

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I want a secondary storage for my laptop and have found two a Samsung ssd 1tb and an sshd firecuda 2tb but I am confused about which to choose speed is not a major concern but I've heard that sshd require more power and tend to heat up is this true?

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popatim

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Both heat up.
SSD's use less power because they have no moving parts. The faster the drive's performance is, the more heat it creates.
SSHD is a normal harddrive with a small SSD integrated which the drive uses as a cache buffer. Heat is not much different then a normal HDD.

I assume this is a Samsung 860 or 870 you're looking at? Since you don't need performance, you might want to look at the Crucial BX500 and save yourself another $20 (roughly)
 

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