Solid state drives are one of the best ways to boost your older Mac’s performance, but not everyone is ready and willing to give up 1TB of storage to drop to a mere 256GB of SSD space. However, if you still want to increase your Mac’s boot time while keeping every season of Seinfeld on your hard-drive, Seagate’s 2.5” hybrid hard-drive is exactly what you need.
Seagate’s hybrid drive takes a traditional 1TB laptop drive and adds a small amount of flash storage. This flash storage is designed to work a lot like Apple’s Fusion drive: the drive figures out what data you use the most, for example, your operating system, and saves that to the drive’s SSD automatically. Since this data is stored on the SSD, it has a far faster load time when compared to a standard hard drive.
You can purchase your Seagate 1TB hybrid drive here for $97. There’s also a 500GB version available for $73.