Can i have a SSD + Hybrid combination in my laptop?

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I have a Toshiba Qosmio x870-144 gaming laptop. It has a 128GB SSD and a 1TB 5400 RPM HDD. I have a spare Seagate 750GB Hybrid 7200rpm.

Can I replace the 1TB HDD with the Seagate?
Will I get better performance?
Can the laptop handle this combination of SSD and Hybrid drive? Will this affect the temperatures of the unit?
Thank you 
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jimlynch
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You might want to check the Toshiba support site:

http://support.toshiba.com

ehtan
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Let me preface this by saving that I am not familiar with your specific model of laptop. So this is more an educated guess than certainty. That said, I don't see any reason why you can't, as long as it will physically fit and connect. The performance should be better (higher read/write speeds) with the hybrid drive. There may be a slight temperature increase, since the hybrid drive is spinning much faster, but I wouldn't expect it to be dramatic. Why not just back up everything and give it a try, if you just have the spare drive sitting there unused?

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