Summary: Good drive at a decent price. The speed boost from it being a hybrid drive is noticable, but just barely. It gets better over time. It'll never be as fast as a SSD, but you ain't getting a 1 TB SSD at this price either. For the money, it does a good job at acceptable speed. Most of the performance boost is with Windows start up and shut down.
Summary: This is running on the old iMac (2007) I am using to post this review. Speed increase is quite noticeable and welcome. As the old one was well under 400GB and only 5200 rpm, almost tripling the available space and the speed boost makes this an excellent value, at least for this particular application. Installing it on an iMac is not a snap, but also not as difficult as I had anticipated.
Summary: Installed this in my 2007 iMac (as well as 6GB of Ram so some of the revitalization can be attributed to that.) The drive sprung new life in to my machine. Its silent and wicked quick! Half the thickness of a regular HDD for a desktop. So I imagine better air flow and less cooling required for the cramped space or something. Anyway. the drive rules.
Great ssdd hybrid cloned from old hdd boot time 22 seconds
Roderick Bohn, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: First experience with this type of hard drive and after figuring out a few things very happy with. First had to connect to windows 8 and initialize the drive through disk management. Second used a star tech duplicator dock to clone my old drive that was having errors with freezing and locking up note read the instructions to ensure the target disk is in the right slot. Worked like a charm and doubled my hard drive storage.
Summary: I was a little disappointed in the performance of the drive. I believe it is way to large for a boot drive. I was looking for a 200GB to 300GB drive but this one was a better price. I partitioned it in half and use the second partition to store information I seldom use. this way the whole drive doesn't get fragmented. This was the second drive that was shipped to me the first kept coming up with a Windows error saying I had a virus or needed to run chkdsk.
Summary: Superb SSD/HDD combo. Installation in 30 minutes on my late 2009 27 inch iMac. All cables including thermal sensor fit perfectly. In my case I was replacing HDD after crash.Looking to replace that aging HDD? Look no further!