I have this drive. I have mixed feelings about it, I highly recommend checking out the Seagate forums before you buy. With the wrong firmware this drive is an utter nightmare, and I used to have to chkdsk quite a bit because the hybrid drive will get messed up somehow (some complicated stuff over in the forums). For some weird reason too that I have not been able to figure out yet, I cannot update the firmware on mine to fix some of the inconsistencies, but to each their own. Some people run this drive and its just fine.
Put these Seagate Hybrids in both of my new laptops. I cloned the stock hard drives that came with them and fired them up. Both the Toshiba I3 and The Hp I5 systems when from what I would expect for speed from laptops to near desktop speeds. For me the difference was very noticeable. The boot times are 4-5 times quicker since the 32MB Cache stores what it needs for that when shut down or rebooted. Money well spent for me !!
Can I use this as a external drive with a USB 3.0 enclosure...?? Or is this mostly suited for internal drives...
I currently own Seagate Goflex 500gb one which stopped working a month back... Now, I need a reliable external hard drive which doesn't break when dropped on the carpet... SS's are the only option I guess...
Last edited by iUnbeatable; 04-10-2012 at 11:45 AM..
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