Tiger Direct has the Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive for $115 - $15 unique coupon [Exp 9/30] = $100 with free shipping. Features SSD-like performance with hard drive capacity, Adaptive Memory technology to optimize performance, and claims 40-60 percent faster performance than traditional 7200RPM drives.
$113 Retail: $170

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    GrumpyCat Ben's cred: 49
    Posted 8:43 am PDT 09/12/14

    Bought two from Amazon last week. Mounted in 2008 MacPro. For laughs copied the Mountain Lion installer to /dev/null while watching Disk Activity in Activity Monitor. 188 to 208 MB/sec. Then the 2nd time I did it was instantaneous but thats OS-X's caching 6GB in my 12GB machine and not the drive's actions.

    These were sequential reads so they represent the best case of what the drive is capable of.

    I would wish for the SSD portion to be under the OS's control rather than automatic guessing on Seagate's part. But I believe they are worth the small premium over non-hybrid drives.

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