Seagate 2TB Desktop SSHD Review

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#1

We’ve just posted the following review: Seagate 2TB Desktop SSHD Review[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/02/product-thumb-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB Desktop Solid State Hybrid Drive (‘SSHD’).

We recently reviewed Toshiba’s latest SSHD offerings for mobile devices, in a 2.5in form factor, and found them to be impressive performers. Today, we review Seagate’s offering for Desktops in a 3.5in form factor.

At the heart of the SSHD value proposition is the idea of marrying the low cost per Gigabyte of a traditional rotating magnetic disk (HDD) with the speed of NAND Flash Memory to deliver an SSD type user experience. The key to success is a caching algorithm that intelligently places a specific user’s most frequently accessed data in NAND memory so that a higher proportion of data access is performed at SSD like speeds – Seagate refers to this as its ‘Adaptive Memory technology’.

The Seagate Desktop SSHD has 8GB of Toshiba MLC NAND memory married to an inherently fast Desktop 7200RPM HDD.

Let’s see how it performs

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/review/seagate-2tb-desktop-sshd-review-70495](http://www.myce.com/review/seagate-2tb-desktop-sshd-review-70495)

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#2

I got all excited thinking this was a 2TB SSD. LOL. At any rate, I have a 500GB hybrid (SSHD) in my PC at work and it performs well. Glad to see a manufacturer incorporate the tech into 2TB and 4TB drives. The platter drive is alive and well, folks.


#3

Seagate posted this review on their Facebook page, do I have to say more?:bow::bow::bow:

First article on the left


#7

I was looking at one of these recently on Amazon.
I’ll probably need a ~1-2TB hard drive for desktop usage sometime in the next 6 months. These SSHDs are interesting, and I feel tempted to get one just for curiosity alone.
There’s two things that worry me:

  1. I’m not as fond of Seagate as I used to be, and this drive has a shorter warranty than a competing conventional drive I compared with.
  2. In theory, the flash memory adds the possibility for more things that could go wrong as the drive ages.

The hybrid SSHD tech is interesting to me and those tests in the review clearly show it has performance benefits. I’m enough of a nerd that I’ll probably think it’s cool just to show this thing off in 10 years after it’s completely obsolete.
I don’t know which way I’d go if I was buying the drive today. I feel like a conventional drive might be safer, but the SSHD is tempting.