I have a hybrid drive (ST750LX003 to be exact), is 750 GB including an 8 GB SSD. I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and I recently had a dual-boot installed with Windows 8. The problem is, Win8 booted up much faster than Ubuntu (10-15 seconds vs. 25-30 seconds). I had a suspicion that Windows was stealing the SSD space, so I uninstalled it, and combined the partition with my Ubuntu partition. So far, Ubuntu isn't booting any faster.
Also, I know Windows 8 has the hibernation/shutdown feature, but that wasn't working anyways. (i.e. when I selected the power button, it didn't shut down. I had to restart.)
Is it possible to tell what files are stored on the SSD part of the drive?
Edit: I do have several partitions on my drive. Is it possible that the SSD space only maps to space in a particular partition?