I got this in December for $90 (Slickdeals) - it's a great drive. Snappier than a generic came-with-laptop 5400rpm drive for everything, and on programs I use most (Firefox/MS Office/Whatever game I'm using the most at the time) - it's really snappy. It's a really great compromise between HDD & SSD, I wish more manufacturers went for this hybrid system.
That said...I needed to quickly put more money on my (from Slickdeals of course) credit card to get $350 cash back so...when the Crucial M4 256GB came all the (long) way down to $190 - I snagged it. That will become my main drive, while the Seagate is going into my friend's laptop.
But *that* said...if I needed more than 256GB - screw SSD prices at higher capacities, I'd have stayed with this drive absolutely. I've been really, really pleased with it.
TLDR: If you don't want to splurge for a true SSD - get this drive! (or it's more expensive updated version...though I think the updated one is *too* expensive in comparison personally). No way I'd ever purchase a "regular" drive again, not after using SSDs, and not after using the cheap in-between that is a drive like this.
there are hybrids at frys for $100 @ 750gb actuall less than $100 IIRC. Impulse buying on Hard drives as they are going to drop even more would be expected. drives are going to keep dropping in price. The 5 year warranty seems promising though.
Trolls need to have their facts straight before posting and their last cocktail !!
Ehh stupid question but before i order can i run this on a desktop?
technically yes... but if you are putting this in a desktop go with a 3.5" drive. this drive is 2.5" and is meant as a laptop drive....
a 3.5" drive will give you more bang for your buck and technically should last longer... technically...
so umm yeah get a 3.5" for your desktop, not this. you CAN buy a 3.5" external hdd (the onse that have a separate power supply) and bust open the enclosure and use that for your desktop too... just get a 3.5".
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