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Topic # 138734 15-Jan-2014 08:55 Send private message

Hi

I am considering upgrading the hard drive in my Mac to a Seagate Hybrid SSD drive. I am wondering if anyone is using these drives and what your thoughts are on them. 

Model number I am looking at is ST2000DX001

Thanks in advance

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  Reply # 967389 15-Jan-2014 10:13 Send private message

All of my feedback here is subjective:

There have been more than one occaision where I have upgraded an older machine with a hybrid and found the experience to be slightly improved over regular spindle-only hard drives. My experience has been that older chipsets don't allow the full experience of SSDs to come through due to other bottlenecks and SSDs have a long way to go before big volume is affordable. Hybrids fill this market niche nicely - nice balance of performance over volume at a reasonable price point.

Certainly, I use hybrids exclusively now and I have bought about 3 or 4 over the last few years. I have noticed no errors or failure rates above spindle-only drives and they appear to make the user interface a bit 'snappier'.

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