Excerpt: Installed in my desktop pc for an additional drive for storage and backup. Hybrid design gives a little bit better speed and performance for a much lower price than SSD. I have 2 of these drives and use one in the top load hot swap dock on top of my tower case very handy and a good high tech...
Pros: Durable, Fast Connectivity, Quiet, Reliable, Versatile
Faster and less costly than a WD Black edition. Good & stable drive.
R. taran, Amazon
20 May 2015
Summary: I have been using this 2TB drive for a couple weeks now. I used it to replace my 5400rpm WD 2TB "green" drive. I really cannot tell much if any speed difference (other than benchmark tests). As I rarely ever shut down my workstation I cannot really tell any increased boot up speeds.
Summary: I never used an SSD hybrid drive before, so when it was time to upgrade I figured I'd give it a shot. It worked well for awhile, although I didn't notice any significant increase in speed. But then about 6 months after I bought it, it died.
Summary: I purchased two of these for a pretty nice gaming rig. Seems like a very nice price per TB plus decent speed with the hybrid SSD/HD. Everything worked fine for 5 months. Good speeds, nice loading times, lots of space to put games.
There are going to be some small percentage of defective ...
Erik Fullerton, Amazon
17 March 2015
Summary: For me this drive lasted a little over 1 month before failing under normal use. Based on the reviews it appears that many others who purchased this product in late 2014 / early 2015 are experiencing failures as well, do not purchase this unit until such time as the issues have been resolved.
IMHO, You Cannot Go Wrong with a Genuine Seagate Drive
Ken T. "Ken T.", Amazon
15 March 2015
Summary: Sorry for the Tech talk... This drive is meant for single disk use on a desktop machine. The internal software (or has it become that it has it's own OS?) is what make this drive seem fast. The more you use it daily, the more it knows what to keep in the SSD part of the drive, hence the speed up.
Excerpt: I just reinstalled my computer OS replacing nothing except my old standard SATA with this drive. And, it is noticeably faster. Not quite as fast as an SSD drive, but a lot faster than a standard hard drive.
Summary: I'd really love to see what this drive will do in my Lenovo M81 Tower (i7) but the Seagate/Acronis DiscWizard software that's supposed to effect cloning from my existing drive won't install -- after accepting license and installation folder it fails, with Win7 Pro SP1 telling me it's not a real...