Have you ever met someone who likes to affix all their honors and achievements after their name to make them look more important? Recently, I was talking to a friend, who sent me a PowerPoint slide of a professor in university who had more than half a dozen of such abbreviations when introducing himself to the class in his first lecture. Now, do not get me wrong; there is nothing wrong with plugging in proper credentials when introducing yourself. But if someone went around and said they were "Dr. Awesome, PhD, MSc, OBE, MLA, MD, LLB, CPA, CPU, PSU, RAM, HDD, PCI, LCD, VTEC, BBQ, PB&J" and so forth, and the audience has no idea -- or even cares -- what three quarters of those abbreviations mean, then it will make as much sense as me showing off my Xbox Live achievements in front a panel of academics at a technical conference: It is totally meaningless. Of course, it is only meaningless if it was overdone and used in the wrong situation. I think many people will find it reasonable if I ever inserted myself in as "Jonathan Kwan, PhD, MSc EE, P.Eng" in a professional setting to give them an idea of who I am (Full disclosure: I am none of those... yet). Recently, Western Digital sent along a sample from their mainstream hard drive line, the Blue series, for us to check out. Traditionally, the company do not add suffixes and abbreviations to their products to make things simple, but this time around, they did. Called the Western Digital Blue SSHD, which adds 8GB of NAND flash memory to give it a boost in speed for frequently used data, the WD40E31X 4TB aims to compete against Seagate's Desktop SSHD ST4000DX001 4TB, a very similar product also equipped with 8GB of NAND flash memory in attempt combine the speed of a solid state drive with the capacity of a traditional hard disk. Will the SSHD tag be just a game of adding random letters for WD with no substance, or will being a solid state hybrid drive really represent nice boost in desktop performance? We benchmarked one to find out.