with the hybrid drive i used to have in my 2010 macbook pro, i noticed a boost in loading applications and booting up the computer, overall performance i definitely noticed a difference in performance then i ended up upgrading to an SSD recently and then bought a new macbook, hope i could help a little bitThe Seagate has 8GB SSD and 1TB HD and is $104. The Toshiba is $73 and has shock protection.
With a mid 2010 would I really notice any speed difference with the 8GB SSD?
Absolutely. I've found such a small difference between my Seagate hybrid and SSD equipped machines that I can't justify the upgrade. I would caveat that statement with 2 points:Is the speed boost noticeable enough to justify the extra $30?