Editors Liked

  • Near SSD performance
  • Quick caching of data
  • Large capacity
  • Much cheaper than SSDs
  • Build Quality
  • Hybrid Drive (750GB HDD 8GB SSD)
  • Not require software

Editors Didn't Like

  • No real time writing on NAND Flash yet
  • Price increase over previous generation
  • Moving parts means it’s still susceptible to damage, just like a regular drive
  • Transferring files is pretty much the same as traditional drives
  • Higher cost-per-gigabyte
  • Not as fast as SSDs or other hybrid solutions, Benefits don’t kick in right away
  • Lacks comparable IOPS operational performance to SSDs
  • Slightly higher power consumption