Hybrid SSD Hard Drives?


macrumors 68040
Original poster
Dec 28, 2009
I've been in the market for a SSD drive for my 15" MBP however they're still quite pricey. A 256GB one is a bit too small for me so I was looking for something in the 500GB+ range. Last I checked a 500GB SSD drive is right around $800-$900. I came across these Hybrid SSD's and aren't sure how good they are. Does anyone have any experience using one of these kinds of drives? Here is one that I was looking at from Seagate;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148837&Tpk=750gb hybrid drive

Price is good and has lots of storage space however I'm wondering if these drives are even worth it? I'm assuming it won't have the same speed as a normal SSD drive but it should still be faster than my regular hard drive right? I currently have the OEM 500GB 7200RPM drive in mine. Anyone have any input on these drives?



macrumors 65816
Jan 1, 2009
Had a 500Gb in my macbook, it's a good bang for the buck (at least now that they sell for 100eur and a typical 7200rpm hdd costs 80/90).
DOn't expect SSD speed but expect more performance than typical 7200rpm drives.
I had original hdd=>seagate 500gb 7200rpm=>seagate Momentus XT 500Gb.
In windows the XT is much faster, in MacOs just a little.
Many people had issuses that seem to be issued with firmware updates, I didn't have any serious problems.
Just sold the drive because I needed the money.


macrumors 68040
Oct 9, 2008
I hear they use more power then a typical Harddrive, but if I were you I would buy one.
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