I am considering upgrading the hard drive of my MacBook to a hybrid drive (a Seagate's Momentus XT). From the reviews I have read it seems that the drives improve boot time and opening apps.
However, these operations strike me as having significantly different access patterns to development; loading requires reading a few files into memory, but development involves reading and writing lots of small files.
Do hybrid drives still provide significant improvements for development? (And is my understanding of the hard drive access patterns accurate?)