Summary: This SSHD seemed like a great idea to speed up my HP ENVY dv7. I did not realize I had a second internal drive bay (no connection wiring provided, of course)so I was doing an external USB clone. The Seagate software referred to does not work with USB connections - I asked them. I finally found EaseUS ToDO Backup FREE 6.5 which worked cleanly the first time. Be sure to turn off all non essential programs - AV especially!
Pros: Nice fast hard drive
Cons: Seagate software DOES NOT support USB cloning
Summary: Product may be ok. Comes without software. There is software available for this HD on the Seagate site, but it does not seem to work. At best, it is VERY user unfriendly. Mostly it seems to act as a shill to go to a software site to buy an upgrade. We will not pay them what seems to be blackmail.
Excerpt: Works Great in my 2011 MacBook Pro, Love having the extra storage space. Used to lug a external drive for audio files. Everything fits on drive. Love the speedier start ups too.. I back it up weekly.
Summary: The hard drive is loud when it is being written to. I can't find where the size of the SSD portion is stated. I see the Cache and the total capacity is ststed but nowhere is the SS portion of the 1T drive stated. The HDD. I had to pay to have it installed and the clone device failed.
Summary: I had higher expectations due to specs and other reviews. I was dissapointed with the booting speed and program opening speed, not visibly faster. I regret buying it, probably better off with a standard but 7200RPM instead. Nonetheless, the upgrade to 1Tb was needed for me, and that it does.
Good performance upgrade for 5400-RPM and PlayStation hard drives, almost as fast as 7200-RPM, but still slower than SSD drives.
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20 December 2013
Summary: இ Fuzzy Wuzzy's Summary: ѾѾѾѾ Recommended with warm fuzzies. փ Positives: փ This 5400-RPM drive that utilizes 8-GB SSD smart-caching is a great upgrade to replace an existing 5400-RPM or PlayStation drive, as long as you frequently access applications and data files repeatedly. փ This 5400-RPM drive can perform almost as fast as many 7200-RPM drives, but it still cannot match SSD drive speeds. փ This drive runs very quietly and can just barely be heard most of the time.