Application Loading! OS loading! Its quick in this department, rest of it pretty much like a 5400RPM notebook drive. Its 7mm and I am pretty sure the higher end notebooks and ultrabooks makers will be using this by default. Rest of you are fine sticking with 500gig WD Blue counterpart minus the flash NAND. But looking at difference in performance against the 9.5mm 7200RPM 750 Momentus XT, I wouldn’t say it’s a replacement. Its simply a thinner formfactor. But if you want all of above 7mm SSD? Take a look at 840/840 Pro depending on your budget and performance requirement.
In any case, Seagate delivers exactly what they advertised with: better application and OS load in comparison with traditional mechanical drives. But what about the cost of the drive???
Both WD and Seagate have 1TB versions with 7mm form factor, and WD said that they would be sending it to me shortly. Lets see how that turns out!