1.0 out of 5 starsRandom Read Write Speed slow as hell!
12 October 2018
The product performs average on Sequential read/writes, but the random write speeds are as low as 150KBps at times, making games like GTA V and Watch Dogs 2 almost unplayable and random system freezes! I have learnt not to use SSHD's now, there are tons of similar reviews about the same on net. Maybe your's delivers super fine, but mine was defective!
It's a Solid Choice. Don't expect this to be as fast as some dedicated SSD but it's definitely faster than a normal 5200rpm HDD.
Previous Review: Yes, I lost 2TB worth of my precious DATA. Everything was going great it was fast and used to work great until one day (after one month buying it) suddenly it crashed and now doesn't read at all, So it has failed. I can't even claim the warranty because it's a global product from US also Seagate is asking $700 for recovering my data. I'm really pissed off.
UPDATE: After a while, it started functioning again on its own. I don't know what happened then but I don't think you should rely on this hard drive, or just on any hard drive for an instance. Always keep a backup. So, if you're planning to buy this, buy an external 2tb backup hdd alongside. So, just in case some thing goes wrong, you'll always have a backup.
I have made an in-depth video about this Drive, you can find that on my youtube channel (MyInstantSearch).
I bought it from Amazon 1 week ago for upgradation of my HP Pavillion notebook n0003tx which was lagging, office applications took 10-15 seconds for opening, my windows 10 home took above1 minute for booting. After installing this, I reinstalled my windows and all other applications. I was surprised by the way it upgraded my working experience on my 4 year old laptop. It is working better than when I bought it first. Boot never takes for than 8 seconds, I can work with as many applications as I want simultaneously. Its 8 GB SSD has "self-learning" technology which enables it to move the most frequently opened and worked application to move to its SSD and directly opens it from there. I am getting its evidence and I love this technology very much. Its price is much much less than full-SSD but its a powerful thing at 9k INR. It does much better than what is it supposed to do. It also comes with a giant 2TB spacious HDD (around 1850 GB is available of it). If you are looking for a upgrade that will make your laptop faster than even before, this is it. I was looking for something like this for so long. Thank you Seagate for making this beast for us. Guys! This is a game changer. Go for it without thinking twice! It will be the best thing if you need a laptop upgrade.