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 had bought 2 of them in Dec 2012. Used them as RAID0 under Win 2008 R2 Server. I ran multiple Virtual Machines. It ran fine until I got corrupted data and SeaTool confirmed drive-errors. Mid September 2013, returning to Seagate. They ran fast but died faster.
Summary: I originally purchased because of the reviews but after having for a year I see no difference in performance than a standard HDD. Bench marks showed no difference either. Would not recommend. But seeing that this item is sold out now guest it does not make much difference now. Bought two other one was dead out of package.
Summary: This drive was purchased to replace an existing one in effort to: 1) increase performance; and 2) increase available disk space. After getting the image restored from the original drive and working with it for a week or so, the performance is noticeably better (and more disk space is available too, obviously). I prefer Seagate over other brands since I hardly have to return them compared to other brands (mostly WD). They're also quieter drives too.