I’ve yet to see an average score for this drive that isn't 5/5 or far off . And now its less than £100 for the 750Gb model.
So you’d love an SSD drive but the capacity you needs either don’t exist or cost a fortune. Enter the hybrid.
Whilst this only has an 8Gb SSD, its smart enough to use that to work out which files you use most and only cache those. And as its only caching, you don’t have the worry of losing data that comes with full SSD’s. If your laptop only as 1 drive bay or you just don't fancy trying to squeeze your existing hard drive onto a much smaller ssd then this could be the answer.
£112.49 in Amazon (4.6 stars out of 5)
£114 in ebuyer (4.? out of 5)
£119 in dabs (5 out ot 5)
To finish off, here's a quote from Toms Hardware:
"Really, the only time Seagate's Momentus XT slowed down drastically compared to an SSD was when we installed the operating system and applications. Once everything was fully loaded, however, performance rapidly improved as the drive's software algorithms pulled the most frequently-access data into flash, bestowing very SSD-like qualities to it. At that point, it was frankly hard to tell the difference during most common tasks."