Seagate launches new Momentus XT hybrid drive

By Jos
Nov 29, 2011
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  1. Seagate has begun shipping the next generation of its Momentus XT solid-state hybrid drives, improving upon its predecessor with faster speeds and increased capacity. Whereas the original drive featured a…

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,885   +640

    The drive is now shipping at $245, for what size drive? sounds like they have improved these quite a bit, will wait to see some reviews though.
  3. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 150

    Uh yeah nvm. Hope that price is for the 750GB and not a smaller drive.
  4. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 2,638   +86

    Yep, it's $245 for the 750GB version. The original price was supposed to be set at $189, but apparently was raised in light of the HDD shortages.
  5. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 668   +72

    Are you guys gonna review this drive? I'm very interested in the results.
  6. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 222

    same here - interested and waiting for review :)
  7. Ubwarcher07

    Ubwarcher07 TS Rookie

    Just recently bought the first gen 500gb too >.< But definitely interested in the benchmarks for these.
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,106   +1,376

  9. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 668   +72

    I prefer techspot reviews! :)
  10. Placeholder

    Placeholder TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Wow, I like this. This is something I would have done if I would have thought of it first.
    How about making a magic cable that hybridizes my SSD with my existing hardrive? It would probably cost $246.00 tho...
  11. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    It sounds good ! Review asap pls TS. I prefer ur reviews too
  12. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,926   +185

    Placeholder; There already are such devices, none fit in a laptop though of course...
  13. we used a lot of the 320GB XT drives this year to upgrade all our Lenovo laptops from their original 5,400rpm models. Massive difference in boot times with XP and actual day to day use in the office and travelling/hibernating. Win 7 systems were slightly better with the hybrid drives. Good solution if you can't stretch the budget for SSD's.

    Will get one of the new ones when the prices stabilise, sounds very promising, my Win 7 laptop would like these.

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