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unsure why this is getting downvoted, but these are good for older laptops and gaming consoles.

Last Momentus XT deal hit FP 5 months ago and was the 500GB Model for same price...
https://slickdeals.net/f/10240104-500gb-seagate-momentus-xt-sshd-7200rpm-2-5-hybrid-hard-drive-40-nf?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1
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That is a great deal if you understand what you are getting and value it.
I have one of these that has been spinning away for several years with no problems (not on all the time though). I think I had it in a PS3 first and then moved it to a PS4.
Since then I've bought a 1TB and a 2TB version.

This is a 7200rpm drive which is nice -- the larger models are only 5400rpm.

Note that all these "SSHD" only have 8GB of flash, which isn't very large. So the "hybrid" portion only covers small files that are used frequently. Does it help much? Hard to say -- most data says not much of a difference in gaming consoles. If anything, the 7200rpm might help more anyway. It depends on what you are doing I suppose. Perhaps if you're like me and keep dying at the same point in a game and have to reload a lot, it will help you ;-)
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Reviews on seller are very sketchy. Might be OK, though. Some complain about old Mfg date on drive -- but in a drive like this, that's OK (I don't think these are made anymore so these would be old stock and I wouldn't mind if the date is old).

But others complain about used drives shipped as new, or waiting for weeks and not getting a shipment at all, or bad customer service. So if this was sold by Newegg at $40 I'd probably grab 1 or 2, but I am a bit concerned about this seller.
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Good price. Thought about it, but Seacrap product destroys the deal....

I'd use this to store an image of one of my laptops, but I'm afraid that if I needed it to work months later it wouldn't. I just can't force myself to buy products from this company anymore; they produce some serious garbage.
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I just couldn't see myself dealing with the seller based on their reviews. I've been wanting one of these drives to run in my old Lenovo but I'll wait for a better price from a more reputable seller.
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There are some solid benchmarks showing these sshds provide real load time improvements on consoles, notorious offender's like gta5. These are also way cheaper than any ssd you'll ever find, so it's a good in between upgrade. Ofc, look up those results/studies and see if they apply to you in terms of games and hardware.
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Paid about $140 for this drive 2 years or so ago for my MacBook. Still runs like a champ. It was definitely a speed boost from the factory installed model, which was only 5400RPM and small cache size. For $40 this is would be a total no-brainer for sure.
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Seller is E.O.L (End Of Life) Tech.
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That is a great deal if you understand what you are getting and value it.
I have one of these that has been spinning away for several years with no problems (not on all the time though). I think I had it in a PS3 first and then moved it to a PS4.
Since then I've bought a 1TB and a 2TB version.

This is a 7200rpm drive which is nice -- the larger models are only 5400rpm.

Note that all these "SSHD" only have 8GB of flash, which isn't very large. So the "hybrid" portion only covers small files that are used frequently. Does it help much? Hard to say -- most data says not much of a difference in gaming consoles. If anything, the 7200rpm might help more anyway. It depends on what you are doing I suppose. Perhaps if you're like me and keep dying at the same point in a game and have to reload a lot, it will help you ;-)
This doesn't help much in games since you're not always loading the same data over and over again. If you're using a computer for web browsing, streaming and such, this is pretty good. Nowhere near SSD performance but certainly better than a regular HDD.
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I had one of these in my Dell Xps-15z until I swapped it out a year ago with a 500GB SSD once prices came down. It's not bad... faster than stock spinning disk, but you're going to be disappointed if you expect too much. Speeds up boot up speeds was pretty much the biggest difference I noticed.
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I imagine that such hybrid drives serve two purposes. One, to make things run a bit faster, although with only an 8GB SSD, nowhere near as fast as with much larger non-hybrid SSDs. And two, perhaps more importantly, to decrease use of the HD, by caching the most frequently accessed data, which both prolongs battery life and extends the life of the HD itself. Am I correct on both counts? Were my laptop not so old (nearly 8 years, still running well with good battery life), I'd consider upgrading its 500GB HD to this one. But, I'm better off just getting a new laptop at this point.
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Buy at your own risk:

Seller Profile: E.O.L. Tech Inc,.

We specializes in providing hardware in the Mass Storage. components and peripherals We Also specialize in Data Center Servers and related Components We have been providing hard to find , end of life products to the integrator.
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seagate makes really good disk drives, they are starting to get into the SSD drive as well
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Deal is dead. Out of stock and price change.
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