Now that the legendary snapshot software "FirstdefenseISR" (InstantRecovery) was born again I noticed that my 120GB SSD (OCZ-Agility3) would not be big enough for the way I use the snapshot software. So I decided to buy a Hybrid drive (Seagate 2TB ST2000DX001). I Thought I might give my impression about a hybrid drive if someone is contemplating whether to buy one or not. The price diference is not that big really, SSHD is only about $60 cheaper than a moderate SSD with 256GB here in Sweden, but 2 terabytes storage is 2 terabytes storage I have not done any advanced testing with hard drive testing software, just my senses and Windows performance check. The boot process takes about 10 seconds longer (from 15 on the SSD to 25 seconds on SSHD until you are at the login screen and after that maybe 20 seconds until everything is loaded, but I do have alot of software that loads at boot) Windows Performance score drops from 7,8 to 5,9 for the hard drive (the rest of the tests has the same score of 8,1) But this test is done only after 3 or 4 of reboots (I understand that with a hybrid drive there is a learning period for the drive to optimize how it works for best performance) I cant say that program starts is much slower. Palemoon 64, wich is the software that I use the most, maybe takes a second or two longer to start.