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Seagate 1TB Laptop Gaming SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive) SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (...
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 2081 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 2.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Reliable5.0   above average
Price4.7   average
Packaging4.6   above average
Cache4.5   average
Cost4.4   average
Quality4.4   average
Speed4.4   average
Capacity4.3   average
Transfer4.1   average
Installation4.0   below average
Boot3.9   average
Windows3.8   above average
Write3.8   average
Service3.3   below average
Shipping3.3   below average
Battery3.2   below average
Partition2.5   below average
Read2.4   below average
Warranty2.4   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"my only problem now is that my battery doesn't seem to be holding a charge and that happened after I replaced the hard drive and superdrive."
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"The only downside is it drains the battery a little more than my old drive, but it's defiantly worth the performance boost plus the massive storage size! "
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"The biggest complaint I have is that it seems to have reduced my battery run time by around 20%, and I suspect the reason why is that it is constantly grinding away, as if it is reading and writing steadily and never spins down."
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"The only downside is that my laptop battery life is slightly less than when I had the true SSD, but that's a small price to pay."
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"However, you'll notice a HUGE performance increase going up to a SSD, especially in terms of battery life - and if you can afford one, that would definitely be the best option."
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"I think the battery is good but it may not be and I hope it is not a problem with adding two new drives."
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"Although, not as quick as the Momentous XT 750 GB, it will make a noticeable difference and is a larger drive that's nicer to your mobile device's battery life."
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"Some great 1-TB drives, at both 5400-RPM and 7200-RPM speeds, are currently priced around $75 to $80 at the time of this review's writing; 5400-RPM runs cooler and lasts longer on battery, while 7200-RPM runs hotter and eats up more battery juice while being about 15% to 20% faster than some of the best 5400-RPM drives."
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"I have found a bit of a bump in my battery life, but nothing spectacular."
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Boot

Boot:
"Tried using it as a boot disk and had nothing but problems with it."
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"good but always have a boot problem"
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"Reboot.5) The Recovery disc will load and start Macrium.6) Under the restore tab, there's a fix boot problems option."
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"I would recommend it to any one to anyone who,like myself, that hates long boot up times"
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"I cloned my laptop's old hard drive to this one, and rebooted the computer several times in the hopes of getting the OS into the cache, but my boot times hardley improved (maybe took off 15 seconds from a two minute boot time, which is admittedly my fault that the boot time is even that long in the first place.)"
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"It boots really fast and has been reliable so far."
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"Easy install, boots like a charm."
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"The hybrid drive speeds up turning on and getting the initial boot loaded wich is nice and the price was right but I would not say the hybrid actually speeds up the searching of the drive, if you research this you will learn that it really isn't meant to do that but in all honesty the drive works perfectly"
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"good but always have a boot problem"
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"I bought this for use with my msi gt70 065us laptop, fitted perfectly and it was recognized quickly at boot, it has great r w speed"
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Cache

Cache:
"It performs like a charm until it attempts to access the SSD portion (HD Cache for example) and then I get a BSOD or crazy slow performance."
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"If you don't know the signs of a failing HD, you might not know if when this drive fails because of the solid state cache."
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"8GB of NAND Cache now delivers nearly instantaneous response when doing just about anything (startup, shutdown, starting programs, you name it) so its refreshing to see everything happen this fast."
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"It's a pretty good drive and has better cache than my 500gb 7200 rpm 16mb drive."
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"That cache is pretty worthless."
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"While the onboard Flash cache makes this a remarkably fast drive for a 5400RPM unit, I have owned three of them and all three failed (multiple uncorrectable errors causing severe system crashes and data loss) after six months of use in two different laptops."
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"Also, can we please have a 16 gig SSD cache for these drives in the future please?"
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Capacity

Capacity:
"I wanted to spare myself the hassle of data transfers and to solve the capacity problem by upgrading before ever playing anything on it."
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"Good compromise while we wait for high capacity SSD to come down in price."
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"I'm just disappointed hers barely lasted a year, but with good capacity, SSD capacity so 4 stars and a new one ordered for the wife."
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"So if you need a one-disk compromise between the capacity and the speed, this hybrid could fit that niche."
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"I think it makes for a good compromise in terms of capacity, performance, and features."
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"But imaging the drive was a pain, had to find someone who already had Acronis true image because clonezilla didn't work given my previous hdd had greater capacity."
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"Great capacity quality for the price."
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"I wanted something that would boot-up quickly and have some good storage capacity."
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"The extra capacity is definitely nice, but it is not even close to the hybrid drives that Apple sells."
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"Using it in my PS4, blazingly faster than the stock drive, nice capacity"
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Cost

Cost:
"I assumed Amazon was providing a legitimate product at low cost but after less than 3 months, the hard drive is failing."
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"It only cost me shipping to try it, but I was dissappointed."
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"While not as good as a total SSD drive this is a lot more cost effective and gives you a speed boost especially on boot up."
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"Good balance of cost size speed! "
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"It's the best of both worlds, and way more cost effective."
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"Best cost performance ratio."
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"Cost effective."
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"I replaced my Macbook pro 13 hard drive and also my friend's Macbook pro 13.The Good:*Low cost comparing to SSD."
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Installation

Installation:
"Did take a few trys before correctly installing but after trail and error it was a great purchase! "
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"Less than 3 months after installing the drive, it completely failed on me."
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"This drive worked great in my MacBook Pro (early 2011 model) but started to show sign of instability about 6 months after installation, and failed outright after 9 months of use."
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"Was skeptical whether or not this would work with my mid-2012 MBP, but installation couldn't have been easier."
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"I had no issues with installing the hybrid drive into my PS4, the only problems were installing the new OS on a usb drive and getting my PSN to work."
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"Did take a few trys before correctly installing but after trail and error it was a great purchase! "
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"Installation of the SSHDs was fairly painless, though time-consuming."
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"Physical installation was quick & easy, though loading the OS via USB took longer than expected."
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"Easy installation to perform."
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"I had no problems whatsoever installing the ps4 firmware onto it."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"This is just the drive, and not the retail kit, but the only thing that's missing is the packaging, and it's $20 cheaper!"
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"Love it and was packaged great."
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"Excellent, and Fast, arrived quickly ,very quickly , was package in a static package and secure,worked out the box and had lot's of space to workwith."
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"I bought this and the drive came in a nice package."
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"So far it seems to work great and was packaged extremely well and secure."
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"I received my hard drive well packaged and sealed from Amazon."
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Partition

Partition:
"It kept pop Partition failed with the error, File system formatter failed."
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"So I looked up all over the internet, and I could see how many people managed to deal with exact same problem by setting partition layout to one and option as GUID."
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"Then I run Verify disk, and it says The partition map appears to be OK. Then I did same thing for the partition(which just pops up even when it says it failed), and it says This disk needs to be repaired."
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"Hard to tell if the SSD partition is even working..."
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"I couldn't find any documentation online regarding the meaning of this code, but here is what I experienced:The drive would boot and function seemingly normally, however the first time I started to notice problems was backing up individual partitions."
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"Intel's Rapid Start Technology can be used to allocate a hidden partition on an SSD drive to write out the entire contents of system memory when the computer goes into hibernation mode."
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"I dual boot Windows 7 using Bootcamp and would love to make my Windows partition larger."
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"Works partition as well."
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"After using a downloaded product Partition Assistant, I was able to clone the original drive while expanding the main drive C partition, and take advantage of the larger drive."
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"This means that only one program is needed to move both the IOS and Windows partitions, and in one easy operation."
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Price

Price:
"SSD on the contrary are great, but it is hard to justify price per GB."
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"Don't be fooled by the good price of this drive."
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"decent product, decent price, shipped fast, no complaints"
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"It works, not great, but not bad, especially at this price given its complete and utter lack of competition."
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"If you need a drive for your PS4 though, hard to beat the price on this one."
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"In terms of price vs. performance vs. storage this is an almost perfect compromise."
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"Great product at a great price."
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"If you are concerned about the drive failing, you are able to purchase a 2-year protection for a good price."
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"If you are looking for an upgrade that is reasonable in price, and outstanding in performance, I highly recommend this product."
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"You will be extremely pleased with this product, especially at such an affordable price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Not as fast as a good quality SSD, but much faster than the laptop drive it replaced, and much much cheaper per TB."
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"I would suggest that you purchase this drive with caution and the understanding that this hard drive may not be of good quality."
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"Great quality and speed at an affordable price."
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"Great capacity quality for the price."
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"Excellent quality and cheap alternative to a 1 terabyte solid state."
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"Very good quality, works great on a Macbook Pro early 2011 !"
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"Little quality of life things that do give you a real advantage in game."
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Read

Read:
"However, I'm getting disk read errors after only 4 months..."
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"He figured out that I had made a clerical error when naming one of the folders that the ps4 has to read to install the firmware to the Seagate hybrid HDD."
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"When im trying to read or write papers it gets a little hard to think over the noise."
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"Second used a star tech duplicator dock to clone my old drive that was having errors with freezing and locking up note read the instructions to ensure the target disk is in the right slot."
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"I tried the seagate repair utility but it gave up after too many read errors."
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"From what i read, the problem should be from a few issues."
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"Good for my Personal computer since it has a fast read write speed."
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"Really nice product it doesn't read and write as an SSD but it is really really fast when booting your computer and when opening applications are you fully recommend these technology to any person interested on faster booting and more."
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"My mistake, but hopefully someone will read this review and not make the same mistake I did."
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"I've noticed significantly better read and write operations between the OS SSD and this drive and would recommend this for any Mac Mini HD replacement as well as other use cases where you are replacing a spinnie."
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"Now it's good system read writes are normal."
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Reliable

Reliable:
"Great Product and Reliable Service"
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"An excellent fast and reliable SSD."
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"Cheap, easy, and reliable."
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"It's extremely easy to install into the PS4, and is a fast, reliable, and quiet hard drive."
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"This Hardrive is used for many people as a PS4 drive to replace the 500gb one, i want to report that this is the best drive, and is very fast, reliable, and works well with my PS4."
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Service

Service:
"I finally decided to contact Amazons customer service, & they solved my problem in < 5 min."
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"I think the hd itself is good and service is very good as well, but it failed to clone my current hd for which I spent extra to get other hardware and time."
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"I did have to figure some stuff out on my own because of some wrong information from Seagate's customer service and their website, but all in all they were great even if incorrect on a couple issues."
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"Event ID: 1006o Source: Searcho Description:The Windows Search Service has failed to create the new search index."
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"R&D search results:- SeagateForumThread: [...]- MS_MSDNforumThread: [...]- MS_BugReport: [...] Event ID: 257,o Source: CAPI2o The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database."
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"Great Product and Reliable Service"
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"I'm giving it two stars because Seagate has amazing customer service."
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"Wonderful hybrid HDD ... it's working perfectly well and the service was really good and fast."
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"Good product, well priced and an astonishing service."
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"I had some problems cloning my hard drive at first but their customer service was great, I tweeted them on twitter and got fast responses and helpful links."
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Shipping

Shipping:
"Amazon replaced the drive at no charge, it will be delivered tomorrow, & theyre including the shipping label to return the Seagate drive that failed."
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"Tried checking my Serial on Seagates website, oh it's elligable for return but I have to pay shipping to them, that said, I have to wait for it to arrive to them, for them to verify it is a warranty failure and for them then to mail me one back."
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"On the other hand, I'm sure not happy to pay $21.64 for next day shipping on 08 19 and received my package on 08 25."
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"It only cost me shipping to try it, but I was dissappointed."
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"Great product, fast shipping!"
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"Super Fast shipping, Item is as described, great transaction!"
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"Great items with super fast shipping."
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"Great and good shipping"
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"Great shipping and works great, so far."
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Speed

Speed:
"Not sure what I will use this piece of junk for, it is very slow, wish I could return it."
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"very bad a performance not recommended at all"
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"The drive is constantly running at 100% and performance is terrible."
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"It performs like a charm until it attempts to access the SSD portion (HD Cache for example) and then I get a BSOD or crazy slow performance."
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"This hybrid is a good compromise between speed and space."
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"I did not notice a great increase of speed (maybe 10%) over a regular hard drive."
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"This works well and speeds up OS."
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"The drives, however, perform extremely well."
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"If you are looking for an upgrade that is reasonable in price, and outstanding in performance, I highly recommend this product."
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"I am very happy with this drive and its performance."
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"Great quality and speed at an affordable price."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"I wanted to spare myself the hassle of data transfers and to solve the capacity problem by upgrading before ever playing anything on it."
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"This might be suitable as a backup drive since it's supposedly more reliable than HDDs (not sure how since it's all the same mechanisms), but the transfer speeds are a major downside."
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"(I'd tried backing up my old system using Time Machine and had a lot of problems with the transfer - Carbon Copy Cloner worked great, no problems."
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"I bought the Capricorn hard drive upgrade kit, it made it very easy to transfer my data."
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"Very easy to transfer everything, but best of all the system is now revived and working better than ever."
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"Sped up my laptop 20%.Easy installation and data transfer was perfect."
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"Easy to install - remember to format before you try to transfer data."
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"Huge size, transfer rates are pretty quick considering."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"This unit was okay as a hard drive until it began slowing down and finally failing just as the one year warranty was ending."
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"Tried checking my Serial on Seagates website, oh it's elligable for return but I have to pay shipping to them, that said, I have to wait for it to arrive to them, for them to verify it is a warranty failure and for them then to mail me one back."
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"Then I finally mentioned how this drive can't be repaired in DU, she acknowledged that it's hdd problem and I can get a replacement since it's still under warranty(duh)What I've found weaving through every thread that comes with the same error is that Seagate is renowned for this kind of error."
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"Drives can fail, I get that - that's why the warranty exists."
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"Having my money tied up in a product with an unknown warranty fulfillment period is unacceptable and I wouldn't have purchased this drive if I knew that was a serious possibility."
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"This product has a 3-year limited warranty, which is good, but not great since some hard drives have a 5-year warranty."
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"As noted in some highly rated reviews in great detail, serious warranty issues."
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"is alDsG) says, For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]."
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"Like I stated before it's been about 4 months and not one problem, I will update this once I pass the year warranty mark, but as of right now I highly recommend it."
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"Probably got a dud... most likely won't fail until after warranty though."
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"Have since switched to Western Digital Black Caviar drives which have a great performance and warranty.. Western Digital support is excellent whereas Seagate can be tough to reach."
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Windows

Windows:
"It might work well for PS3, etc.... but for Windows laptop, I still can't recommend."
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"I purchased this for an older ThinkPad that was having some Windows problems."
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"Event ID: 1006o Source: Searcho Description:The Windows Search Service has failed to create the new search index."
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"Event ID: 528o Source: SQLLocalDB 11.0o Description: Windows API call WaitForMultipleObjects returned error code: 575."
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"Windows system error message is: {Application Error} The application was unable to start correctly (0x%lx)."
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"But, when I installed the drive in my laptop and tried installing an operating system (Windows 8.1) on it, during the installation it was making weird clicking noises constantly."
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"Works great in my HP 6735b laptop as the main drive with Windows 10 Pro OS."
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"Sometimes I'll run a Windows 10 on Parallels and notice quite the lag, and I'm pretty sure it's not the CPU or ram at fault there, since it runs just fine on my Macbook Air."
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"this drive makes a great backup for the FileHistory on windows..."
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"Petty good compared to 15 minutes for Windows 7 on a conventional drive."
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"Good stuff and really sped up loading on my Windows 7 laptop."
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Write

Write:
"When im trying to read or write papers it gets a little hard to think over the noise."
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"Intel's Rapid Start Technology can be used to allocate a hidden partition on an SSD drive to write out the entire contents of system memory when the computer goes into hibernation mode."
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"It has all the weaknesses of both technologies (fragile, limited read write operations before the SSD fails, altitude sensitivity and latenct delays on large workloads) and a downgraded set of the advantages."
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"Really nice product it doesn't read and write as an SSD but it is really really fast when booting your computer and when opening applications are you fully recommend these technology to any person interested on faster booting and more."
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"I've noticed significantly better read and write operations between the OS SSD and this drive and would recommend this for any Mac Mini HD replacement as well as other use cases where you are replacing a spinnie."
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"Now it's good system read writes are normal."
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"Installed Win 7 no problems and reads and writes super fast."
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"Very quick, read and write speed and install was a breeze would highly recommend."
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