Thanks for your input Jenny. It won't be moved around at all. Just around the house occasionally. I really like the SSD for faster boot and shutdowns, so I'm willing to spend the money on that. I have a 256GB SSD and a 500GB HDD on my old laptop and both are over half full so I really want to increase the size for data on my next one. I like to have plenty of room. But,I wasn't sure if I really needed the hybrid for data. Does it speed up access to data? If so, is the speed that noticeable or worth the extra money? I'm thinking maybe a 1TB HDD is what I need for the second drive.