From: James Kress (
Date: Thu Sep 24 2015 - 10:09:31 CDT

My experience with the hybrid SSD/ Mechanical HD has been disappointing
when compared to pure SSD performance. I would not recommend them.

Pure SSD drives work just fine on the latest Linux releases.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Gianluca Interlandi
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:22 PM
To: VMD list <>
Subject: vmd-l: SSD vs SSHD vs mechanical

Dear all,

Does anybody have experience using a SSD or combined mechanical/SSD drive
for reading large trajectories into VMD? Do any of the two provide a speed
up compared to conventional hard disks? Also, how well are SSD/SSHD
supported in Linux?

I was considering ordering a Samsung Evo 850 Pro until I read some negative
reports, e.g.,



Gianluca Interlandi, PhD
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Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioengineering at the
University of Washington, Seattle WA U.S.A.