I'm wondering if anyone has had any particular experience with the Seagate 1TB solid state hybrid drive (found here: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Solid-Hybrid-2-5-Inch-ST1000LM014/dp/B00B99JUBQ). It boasts SSD-like speeds at a fraction of the cost, and its right around my budget, but perhaps its too good to be true?
I have two of those Seagate SSHDs, using one as the internal drive in my primary MBP. Boot and shutoff times are dramatically less than before (using 7200 rpm HGST HDDs). In other respects, I have no complaints regarding the drive performance. I can recommend them based on my limited experience (~3 months). The $99 price does look very attractive.
Note that when you install a HDD of larger capacity in a MBP, it should be reflected in your backup strategy. Do you have a backup drive to accommodate the additional data that you will be able to store on the new internal HDD?