This drive really exceeded my expectations
-superfast transfer rate (max 200MB/s)and superfast access time (11.5ms), both benchmarked with Sandra/ ATTO/ Crystal Disk/ AS SSD. These are real world figures!! Forget 8ms advertised by manufacturers. No 7200RPM drive will achieve this.
-64MB cache, apps start noticably quicker!
-very silent, you can barely hear this drive even at 100% activity!
-Seagate FREE!!! utilities from website - very easy to use firmware updater and Data migration and backup software (Seagate Disc Wizard) by Acronis. It took me about an hour to clone my OS on the new drive. No windows re-install necessary!!!
-Price (I doubt a WD Caviar black drive will show any real world performance gains over this drive and is much more expensive)
-Didn't notice any