Excerpt: This hard drive worked great as a secondary drive to put in my external drive caddy.. This drive has great access and transfer rates. I noticed an improvement on speed when I switched from a USB 2.0 to a USB 3.0 port on my desktop computer. I noticed an even greater improvement on speed when I installed inside my desktop and used the SATA connections from the motherboard.
Excerpt: Shopping online for a replacement to my recently crashed one, I bought this hard drive after making sure everything matched my computer's model. It went in smoothly, and months after purchase, I have no problems with it.
Now that I have a good 10-12 full boots using the new drive
D. L. Madison, Amazon
26 December 2014
Summary: I bought this hybrid drive for my (bought used) Lenovo N586 laptop as an inexpensive alternative performance booster; (rather than spend a lot more for a full SSD drive that would only reach about a fourth of this drives capacity. Having first upgraded the CPU (AMD APU) from an A6-4400m to an A10-4600m, I got this hard drive, figuring I would be able to beat the 21second boot up times I'd been getting with the factory HGST SATA 5,400 RPM HDD.