( 4.4 Average / 7 Ratings )
Comes with an 8GB SSD built in and over time learns which files you use the most to give quicker access. Good for an HTPC build as you save having two seperate drives. As it is over 3GB must initialise/format using GPT to access all the space in one partion. Quite noisy.
It's big but it's slow 4/5
good drive fast very quiet as well hard drive never spins i am going to get another soon i really like theses drive first time using a hybrid back in my day of building it was all mechanical
I got this drive exclusively for games, and even at 5900rpm, there is a noticeable increase in speed over a fully mechanical 7200rpm hard drive. Solid state hybrid drives - specifically the Seagate design where the flash portion caches the most frequently used files & programs stored in the hard disk portion - don't work as well as HDDs for playing media files, but load times in games are substantially shorter. This drive is also very roomy, as I have roughly 250 games installed - many of which far exceed 20GB - and 1.5TB of space remaining on here. With many modern AAA titles being as large as 80GB, this is great as that amount is merely 0.08TB out of 4TB. At $150, this drive is roughly four cents per gigabyte and $37.50 per terabyte, making it an outstanding value considering the high level of performance.