Top positive review
Fantastic performance for the price
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2017
I had to get new drives because my original HDD was beginning to fail. An entire 500gb partition became corrupted, programs and games would take forever to launch, and my computer would experience horrible constant micro-stuttering.
I paired this with a WD Blue 250gb SSD (which I use to boot my OS and frequently used applications). All of the pictures, videos, programs, games, and applications I stored on this SSHD opened much faster than they did on my original deteriorating 7200rpm HDD. It got even better though. After I turned on my computer for the third time, I noticed that the games I had been frequently playing opened almost instantly!
If you're only going to have one drive on your desktop, or you're simply on a budget, definitely choose this SSHD over a regular HDD. You wont be disappointed with the performance. Just keep in mind that you might have to use your computer a few times before the SSHD recognizes which programs to boot up faster than the others. Feel free to pair it with a SSD if you want even better performance.
***Update: The SSHD failed after less than 1 year into its 5 year warranty. Seagate replaced the drive with a factory refurbished one for free, all I had to do was pay for shipping the defective drive to them. I recommend saving the box/shipping stuff your drive comes with in case you need to return it.***