Summary: Oddly enough this drive performs worse than a standard WD I used it to replace. I benchmarked it with a couple of benchmarks including Crystal Disk Mark. I needed the larger drive and it wasn't worth the hassle to return it so I kept it.
Summary: I bought for my PS3. It works great. It fits just fine and the PS3 Super slim knew I had installed it and copied the internal flash (12Gig) directly to the HD so now I have room to install more than one game. It does seem to flop around inside the PS3 bay but thats totally the fault of the PS3. There is nothing that came with my PS3 to hold it.
Summary: It's a hard drive and 30 days later it hasn't failed. That's good, but nothing to write home about. As for the performance of the drive, most of the time it is identical to a regular 7200 RPM HDD with no SSD component. I believe this is probably due to the fact that the SSD component is sized too small to provide a more significant - and more persistent - performance boost.
Summary: Warning!!!! If you use Adobe or any other Graphic design program do not use this type of Hard Drive. You need to read Adobes forums on HDs and what they have found with even SSDs. This was one of the worst HDs I have ever used and wont be using a Seagate again, I am actually liking the longevity of my WD caviar blacks.
Summary: Noy as expensive as an SSD and having almost 85% of its speed, as long as they dont get cheaper, Hybrid disks are the perfect balance on speed and space. IF you have the money go for an SSD, if you need lots of space go for HDD. One tip: start making less space and moving your documents to the cloud as the future looks small in space in exchange of speed.
Summary: I bought this hybrid drive as an upgrade for my girlfriends laptop. Not wanting to spend a ton of money on an ssd I figured I would go for a hybrid. I was pleasantly surprised by how fast the drive actually was. It increased the speed of the computer by almost 10 times. I am extremely impressed and I highly recommend hybrid drives as alternatives to ssd's until the prices of ssd's drop.