Cons: Boasts having 5X's the speed of a traditional 5400 HDD. Ever since install of Windows 8.1 Pro 64, I have had nothing but problems. Slow speed, windows files disappearing. Even trying to do a system refresh and having my windows 8 state it does not recognize my win 8 disk!! Have had to do two clean installs and the problems still persist.
Summary: This is the perfect drive for people looking for capacity and reliability with faster boot times. Note that you will NOT get pure ssd performance, that being said my computer is noticeably more responsive than before. Big upgrade from my old Samsung HM320JI with 8mb cache. Note: update to new firmware "SM15" right away. To download the update go to "Seagate Download Finder" and look for update d firmware zip.
Pros: -- Nicely packaged and fast delivery with purolator, -- Passed the "extensive SMART test" with "healthy" and no errors., -- Noticeably faster boot and some software more responsive, -- Virtually silent, -- Disk temp haven't gone above 47C under full load, -- 7mm height compatible with pretty much every laptop, -- Installation was a breeze in my Sony VGN-FW180D.
Cons: -- 8gb ssd portion could be a little larger. I dual boot windows/linux and I feel like it could use some headroom. However, given the price and performance I am getting, not really complaining much.
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 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.