Summary: Used this to replace the failing drive in a MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2013 (MacBookPro 7,1). Easy to install, noticeably faster. A impossibly small torx screwdriver is needed to remove the studs from the side of the old drive in this MBP model, but they can be loosened / removed with a good pair of pliers as well. As others have mentioned, I've noticed a sudden and significant decrease in battery life immediately after the upgrade.
Summary: A few months ago I was looking for a portable content consumption device to supplement my desktop computer. I looked at several tablets and Chromebooks before choosing an Acer netbook with Windows 8, it was less expensive than most of the 10" tablets I was considering and compatibility with the applications I want to use is assured. I've been quite pleased with the netbook but performance, while reasonable given the price point, was sluggish.
Pros: very fast + reasonably priced = excellent value
Cons: OEM bare drive - you'll need to provide your own cloning solution
Summary: I can say this is definetly faster than a regular hdd and probably very close to ssd without the space limitation, I bought one for my sisters laptop and I'll probably buy another one for my laptop soon! great upgrade and alot cheaper than ssd even for a desktop I think if you're on a budget you're better with one of these than ssd since you're gonna need another regular hdd for your data anyway!
Summary: I was able to clone my previous Solid State hard drive onto the new Seagate Hybrid. And can hardly tell the difference. You simply have to restart windows a few times, and the open and close the programs that you use often... and tada, it performs as fast as the solid state did. Now i have a lot more storage space and it was a lot less expensive.
Summary: Bought this drive to replace the OEM drive in my laptop. The original drive was 7200 RPM, but eventually started to lockup. The new drive seems to be running better than the original when it was new. Used a hard drive copy routine from Seagate to transfer data.
Summary: Bought this to replace a WD 500 GB that was becoming very slow, and nothing would cure the problem. I bought this, and installed it into a desktop. Used Casper 6.0 to clone the slow C drive. Connected the C drive SATA cable to the Seagate, and it booted a bit faster. After a couple reboots and program loads, it seems to be about 50-60% faster that the WD. It boots in less than half the time as the WD. Zero problems.