Excerpt: I had a Dell that was behaving oddly and indicated an 'unkown I/O error' during diagnostics. Even though it was under warranty, I didn't want to part with it for two weeks only to have a refurbished hard drive put in there. I popped out the old one, put in an external docking station and cloned it to this Hybrid. Popped the new, cloned drive in and was off to the races!
Excerpt: Installed the drive in an HP laptop in minutes and cloned the old drive. While this drive is not as speedy as an SSD, it is faster than your typical 2.5" laptop drive and one third the price of an equal size SSD. Highly recommended for this specific application (adding new life to an aging laptop that needs 300+ GB storage). Larger SSDs still too expensive for this application.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Great Value, High Capacity, Quiet
Excerpt: This drive is really fast. I can't tell the difference between this hybrid and an SSD. It took two hour to transfer all my file from the failing WD HD. Note this drive is small and needs the SSD cradle.
Summary: Ordered this drive in February and it is already bad!! I just tried using this drive for the first time and it is defective. I ordered it back in Feb. but just now went to install it and it failed the clone. Clone verification said to run check disk and it found bad sectors. Now I am stuck with a drive that is no good. Will try to see if Seagate will replace it.
Summary: I have about 100 multi TB (2 to 3 TB) hard drives from Seagate, about 50 SSDs from various manufacturers. This is the first hybrid drive that I have purchased, installed and used and I was quite curious to give one a try. I had read the reviews about this model and it performs as stated. The device performs better than a plain hard drive but it of course is no where near the performance of a SSD from SanDisk, Micron/Crucial or Samsung, etc.
Summary: Recently installed this drive in my 15 inch mid 2009 macbook pro . Installation was a breeze. I was able to replace my old failed drive with this one in around 20 minutes. My laptop now boots to desktop in under 30 seconds. The drive is quieter than the original, and has noticeably improved the performance of my laptop. I highly recommend this as a replacement drive for your macbook pro.