Hybrid Drive: good choice?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by xxxamazexxx, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. xxxamazexxx macrumors member

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    I have a 2010 white MacBook (7,2) and I'm planning to replace the current hard drive with this Seagate 1TB SSHD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B99JUBQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER). It looks like the right choice for me in terms of storage, performance, and cost.

    I wonder, however, if this would actually be a good choice? People who have done it, do you feel it was worth it?

    Also, I plan to do the upgrade by first cloning my current hard drive to the new drive, then subbing it in. Would that work without further actions?
     
  2. gooser macrumors 6502a

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    i have a seagate hybrid in mine and i like the result.
     
  3. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    I think hybrid drives should at least beat ExpressCache from ultrabooks, that is, they should have a SSD with a minimum size of 64GB.
     
  4. Jonathon71 Suspended

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    Slow down

    They will work fine enough, no doubt about that. But, I should say that your Macbook was not meant for 1TB HDD. So, the loading time will increase than the usual. Mean's your Macbook might slows down with that 1 TB
     
  5. lp2000 macrumors newbie

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    I have exactly that same disk in my Macbook4,1 (Early 2008) and works fine. Nice performance improvement compared to HDD. No issue at all for some months now. Running OSX Lion.
     

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