Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid 500GB SATA300

  • Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid 500GB SATA300
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The Seagate Momentus XT packs 500GB of capacity, with 8GB of SLC NAND flash, and a SATA 6.0Gbps interface. The Momentus XT features FAST Boot, which sets aside a small portion of the solid-state cache for data used during the boot process, where it will remain for the life of the drive, so that your system always boots from flash.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Australia on 88

The Momentus XT is an excellent replacement for traditional laptop hard drives. It offers large capacities and SSD-like performance at a fraction of the...

By Expert Reviews on 60

An interesting idea, but performance is only slightly better than a standard 7,200RPM disk...

By Chip Chick on -

If you’re anything like me, you may be dying to jump on the SSD bandwagon, except you don’t want to downgrade your capacity, and you don’t want to pay $500++ for an equivalent capacity. The Seagate Momentus XT is the perfect hard drive...

By DigitalVersus on 80

It can't match the best pure SSD drives, but the Momentus XT is a great alternative to traditional hard drives and is the new leader in our table of 2.5"...

By Hardware Canucks on -

Unlike certain emerging technology segments, true innovation it hard to come by in mature markets like the one Momentus XT series plays in. Hard drive technology really hasn’t changed all that much for some time but Seagate has designed a product...

By MyCE on 90

A super little drive with great performance, and very good value for money, it isn’t as fast as an SSD, but then again it’s a fraction of the cost of a modern high capacity SSD.Our parting sentence is“A great idea from Seagate, and...

By Techgage on 95

The idea behind Hybrid SSD/Mechanical drives is very sound. Enthusiasts already prefer to install a standard SSD for OS and data purposes while also installing a large mechanical drive to keep the majority of their stuff stored. For the most part,...

By PC Authority on 67

This hybrid pairs flash memory with a 7200rpm hard drive to speed up your computing...

By UMLan on 100

Just by looking at our test data you can clearly see who is the winner. You got it the SSD however, considering the performance of Momentus XT and price per storage Momentus XT becomes a clear winner among the consumer. Consumer who doesn't want to...

By PCQuest on -

SSD like performance at HDD price makes this hybrid drive a desirable entity for all. Shikhar Mohan GuptaPage(s) 1 I am interested in more information about this productI am interested in buying this...

By Expert Reviews on 60

The Momentus XT works surprisingly well, but its performance benefits will only apply in certain circumstances and it's expensive too....

By X-bit Labs on -

Representing a new generation of hybrid storage devices, the Seagate Momentus XT is quite an interesting product. Seagate has got rid of older problems that used to pester its previous series and now its 2.5-inch drive is indeed competitive to rather...

By TechRadar on 100

Seagate's magniloquently monikered Momentous XT has finally arrived in the TechRadar lab, sporting both traditional spinning platters and a chunk of flash memory, resurrecting a concept we'd long dismissed as vapourware. It's the first...

By PC Pro on 50

Simply doesn't provide a consistent enough benefit to justify the price...

By TechTree on 90

The Seagate Momentus XT 500GB exhibits very good performance and is the best amongst 2.5-inch form factor 7200 RPM hard drives. The capacity of 500GB with a good speed does indeed give you the best of both worlds. The drive is priced at Rs.8,100,...

By Engadget on -

Earlier this year, Seagate promised to flip the 2.5-inch HDD industry upside-down, but it wouldn't do so by using an SSD in sheep's clothing. Rather, it'd be doling out a new breed of hard drive, one that actually has a pinch of pure,...

By PCWorld India on 78

Seagate's Momentus XT hybrid hard drive adds flash storage to increase speed significantly over a standard hard drive in some scenarios. If you want a performance boost on a budget, and you value capacity too, this second-gen hybrid drive makes a...

By SlashGear on -

As storage goes, the choices for your new drive have generally been pretty straightforward. On the one side there are traditional HDDs, mechanical drives offering plentiful capacity but with performance and ruggedness compromises; on the other, there...

By Maximum PC on 90

Hybrid drives come back to the future We got the first hints that Seagate was planning a hybrid hard drive when, in response to an offhand question last year, company reps replied with “no comment,” instead of saying “hybrid drives are...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

Seagate’s Momentus XT hybrid drive delivers zippy performance that falls between a standard hard drive and an SSD, without much added cost....