Newegg has the Seagate Solid State Hybrid ST500LM000 500GB 64MB Cache 2.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Laptop Thin SSHD Hard Drive for $75 - $10 off with coupon code EMCWPWD47 [Exp 10/22] = $65 with free shipping. Combines a SSD with a traditional hard drive, making it 4Ă— faster than standard 7200 RPM drives.

Amazon has it for $1 more.
$66 Retail: $130

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    swreynolds Ben's cred: 395
    Posted 10:20 am PDT 10/16/14

    I'm going to try one. I found it in the Amazon "more buying options" for $45.

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    korpo53 Ben's cred: 93
    Posted 2:08 pm PDT 10/16/14

    I have a couple of these, both desktop and laptop size. They do feel quite a bit snappier than a normal drive, though I haven't benchmarked them.

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    rellikeht Ben's cred: 54
    Posted 3:06 pm PDT 10/16/14

    I understand it's faster, but does anyone know if these hybrid drives run any cooler than standard hard drives? Thanks.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3751
    Posted 3:18 pm PDT 10/16/14

    ^ Being 5400 RPM, 2.5", they aren't going to get very hot but no, it should be about the same temperature as another same generation 5K4 RPM 2.5" HDD.

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    rellikeht Ben's cred: 54
    Posted 6:17 pm PDT 10/16/14

    Thanks dave_c, guess I need to pony up and go full SSD if I want to lower the temperature of my HTPC, cause the HD I have seems to run really hot.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3751
    Posted 1:35 pm PDT 10/18/14

    ^ I haven't seen the datasheet but it probably averages only 2W to 3W, so moving to a SSD won't lower HTPC temperatures much.

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