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Pros: Small, lots of space and affordable.
Cons: I have owned this drive for over 2 years. While it's worked fine on my home computer and an older laptop with USB 2,0, I have have problems with it disconnecting often when copying files, large directories and watching movies from it on my Acer laptop. And I have checked it's USB 3.0 drivers to made sure they were the latest ones and other USB hard drives and flashdrives work fine with it. SeaTools also shows the drive working fine too. And lastly the Seagate's enclosure and USB cable feels cheaper and flimsy compared to the hard plastic enclosure and thick USB cable my Western Digital 1TB Passport has. I doubt it would survive a drop off a table onto a hard floor without the case cracking open or damaging the drive.
Other Thoughts: Because of it's cheaper build quality than WD and the problems I've had with it connecting to my laptop which is what I bought it for, I cant recommend this drive.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Seagate ST1000LM014 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop SSHD Bare Drive
Pros: I replaced an Seagate 500gig hard drive in a 3 year old HP Pavilion dv6-2151cl laptop with this new Hybrid drive. I was never happy with the old drive, it always seemed sluggish even with regular defragging.
I wanted a lot more hard drive space for movies, music, games and doing video editing when I'm on vacation, so I took a chance on this new drive. I did a clean install with a Win 7 Premium Home DVD.. it was a hassle but I wanted to avoid all the junkware HP puts on their laptops. After a few days of regular use (leaving it on for 2-4 hours) I've noticed my old laptop has a lot more "spunk" and speed now. Windows 7 and big programs like Firefox and Photoshop load up in less than a minute. I've also done video editing with Sony Movie Studio 11. Sorting through, editing and rendering huge 1920×1080 HD MTS movie clips is MUCH faster and glitch free than it was working with the old drive.
Cons: It does slow down when transferring huge files like 3-4 gig movies, but overalll its still faster than most laptop hard drives. This drive is not quite the SSD-like super speed demon Seagate has hyped it to be, but still very quick and surprising, especially for loading WIndows 7.
Other Thoughts: I wonder what kind of performance a hybrid drive would have with a 7200 rpm disc speed and 32-64 or more gigs of cache? I hope this drive lasts for a few years until I get a new laptop or 1-2TB SDD drives become more affordable. I do a lot of traveling with my laptop, and I dont baby it. Hopefully Seagate wont flinch on their warranty. To wrap it up, this is an excellent upgrade drive if you have an older laptop and I'm very happy with it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: HooToo® HT-UH007 USB 3.0 HUB (4 Port, Bus-Powered, Built-in 1ft USB 3.0 Cable)
Pros: Small size, doesn't need a power supply.
Cons: I was hoping to use this HUB to add more ports to my Rosewill USB 3.0 card. The first time I tried it, Windows 7 found it and installed the USB 3.0 drivers for it.
So I plugged in my Seagate 4TB portable hard drive and it worked fine, but when i plugged in a WD 3,0 1TB passport drive I got a BSOD error. I never tried that again.
It does work fine for simple USB 2.0 things like scanners, printers, mouse, bluetooth adapters etc. Just dont ask too much from it. Also the cable is very short, about a foot long, so its best for laptops.