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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 8 January 2014
Only been in use a couple of days but already starting to notice a speed increase with regularly used applications/games.
Not SSD speed admittedly but detectable by the human eye nonetheless! Overall a decent compromise between size/speed/cost.
Definitely worth considering until SSD's in general become more affordable.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 31 May 2014
Installed fine, works fine with no issues or conflicts. But then so did my old drive, I am left a bit underwhelmed by any speed increase, if its there I am not noticing. Sure enough when I did a fresh intstall to start everything was flying along, but again that's normal. Once the computer has been in use a couple of weeks it is business as usual. No problem its fast enough I was just hoping to be wowed a little more.

Worth a try if your buying a new drive anyway, but I wouldn't upgrade to this unless there is a fault with your old drive or its very out of date.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2013
As I have a startup crowded with applications that I cannot possibly live without, my average time for everything to be ready to go was 3.5 minutes. When booting from this drive, that l-o-n-g wait has been reduced to 35 seconds as the drive loads commonly used programs into solid state memory, making startup and access times to these programs faster.

I'm really impressed with it as a new addition to my growing PC. As I use it and learn more, I'll update this review if necessary.

So far though, well worth considering.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2014
I bought this to replace the nearly-full and rather tired 320GB drive in my 2008 iMac, and with the help of an excellent youtube vid on how to replace the drive, it was surprisingly simple (iMac's are particularly fiddly to work on!). Installed it, uploaded it with the latest update from my time machine drive and was good to go in 2 hours or so!

It has given me a huge increase in storage (as expected) but I haven't seen any particular increase in boot time (which is still about 43 seconds) - I'm not sure whether the OS will eventually move on to the cached part of the drive or not, but 43 seconds isn't too bad anyway - but I have noticed the applicaitons I run most, which are Photoshop, FCE and of course Safari, now load up pretty much instantly by comparison to the olden days!

I did a time-test to boot, start Photoshop, start FCE and start Mail, and the old drive took 2mins 55 to get to this stage. With the new drive, having loaded these all a few times so they migrate to the speedy bit, time to do all three was 1 min 10 seconds, and bearing in mind 43 of those were the OS boot, that's a massive improvement!

Delivery was really quick (like a doofus, I mistakenly originally ordered the 2.5" version of this, but Amazon were clinically efficient about taking it back!) and the new one arrived quickly and well packaged. If it's for an iMac, YOU NEED THE 3.5!!! (duh!)

Really pleased - both the service and the product are better than expected.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2014
hard disk is supposed to be simple to install and clone old system using Seagate disk wizard however it keeps hanging my system and goes unresponsive. this is now the 3rd attempt at trying to use this disk for the purpose it was purchased to replace a older Seagate disk and improve performance which it does not do. if anything performance is in the range of very very slow to all stop system not usable. contacted Seagate support several times via there web-sight but still no reply. if i still cant get it to work im afraid this is going to be returned as defective and unfit for purpose.

i was told originally that i could clone my system to new disk as long as new disk was equal or bigger than old drive. however had another support person tell me that they need to be the same or install a fresh copy of operating system and not have any of my original programs or data on it. defeats the purpose of getting it. so pre sale advice from manufactures given made me choose this sshd but post purchase they turn 180 on there original statement and if i knew that i would not of purchased this item. so buyers of this sshd beware - check out first and dont purchase if you want to clone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 8 June 2015
I wanted to give my 6 year old PC a bit of a speed boost and after reading several reviews decided on this Seagate over a full solid state drive ( I will wait till they come down in price a bit more ).

Good job I did as old hard drive 'died' on me. Replaced original drive on newer PC with this one .... and yes it does speed up your boot up times and other frequently used software ... but it takes a few days of use to come into full effect.

No problems with Windows 8.1 installation.

Very well packed & protected by seller.

As usual with Seagate drive build quality and downloadable software very good. May get larger 2 or 4gb when money allows.

Rare, for me, 5 star review given.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 11 December 2014
I bought two of these about a year ago and I re-formatted them in such a way that they could be used interchangeably on PC or Apple. So far they have worked faultlessly. I've been a Seagate fan for 30 years and these drives have not changed my view. Seagate make disc drives as their main product - that's what they do. To me they are more likely to do this well than a company which diversely makes televisions, cellphones, washing machines, concrete mixers, etc.
The drives are elegant and compact and fast enough on USB 2. The USB 3 cable supplied is quite short, but that's to be expected with the higher bandwidth required for USB 3.0. You can buy longer cables but they will cost.
Recommended.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2013
Was worried about buying it and not seeing any improvement on boot time + program/game loadings, boy was i wrong. definite improvement, will be purchasing again in the future
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 19 June 2014
Excellent product that speeds Windows 7 boot phenomenally fast. I suspect that my system tools programme did not fully understand its philosophy as it continually wanted to do a de-fragmentation. Left it to Windows to work it out and it's fine now.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 3 March 2014
I bought this 1TB hybrid as part of my new computer and must say I'm quite happy with it. Was easy to fit into my case and wire up.

More or less works out of the box.

Only hindrance I had was that I actually bought this with and pure SSD just for the operating system for the faster boot time. Now I'm not 100% sure if this is a standard thing when installing new hard drives but because I selected the SSD as my local disc on installation, this hybrid drive's memory was unallocated which means it didn't show up as storage on the 'My Computer' area because it's essentially not formatted for storage.
Simply have to assign it a drive letter in disc management. I had seen this before so wasn't unfamiliar to it, just be aware that it has happened if you're buying two storage devices and don't panic if the device doesn't show up straight away!

Very happy with the product :D
Darren
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