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.
Pros: Got it on discount. Works like new. Boots fast.
Cons: I was somewhat afraid to purchase a refurbished HDD in the event something got messed up and was unnoticed i didn't want to deal with the return process, but I could not beat the price. Works great thus far.
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.