Originally Posted by BiafraRepublic
Another option is Sandisk's ReadyCache SSD, which uses Condusiv's ExpressCache software. I don't know much on that one I'm afraid, so YMMV.
Works fine. I have one and it does speed things up, but it's only 32GB. You'll probably want a little more caching capacity than that. SanDisk should really make the ReadyCache in larger sizes.
The hybrid HDD's aren't in the same performance class, because they don't have a large enough "SSD" cache section. The ReadyCache with the Condusiv software is faster relative to an ordinary HDD than a hybrid HDD drive is. I've used Seagate's hybrid drives on my desktop before, and in real-world use, it felt as fast as using a Raptor, but while a Raptor is a really fast HDD, it's still an HDD. The 2.5" hybrid drives are best used in laptops; I have a Momentus XT in my laptop and love it. They're supposedly going to make a 3.5" desktop version, but I've yet to see it on the market. I'd like to see a 1 TB HDD with a 64GB SSD cache built in, and would gladly pay to get one.