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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.
Great performance comparing to SSD drives.
Adaptive Memory technology.
Speed improvement upon daily usage tasks.
Adaptive Memory Technology.
Not quite SSD performance.
Does not run nearly as cool as an SSD.
Not all usage scenarios will benefit from the "hybridness".
More NAND would be better.
Lacks SSDlike IOPS operational performance.
Not 3rdGeneration SATA6.0 compliant.
High access times.
By CNET Australia on August 26, 2011
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 June 20, 2011
An interesting idea, but performance is only slightly better than a standard 7,200RPM disk...
By Chip Chick on February 25, 2011
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 January 26, 2011
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 January 12, 2011
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 hasnt changed all that much for some time but Seagate has designed a product...
By MyCE on November 04, 2010
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 November 01, 2010
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 September 30, 2010
This hybrid pairs flash memory with a 7200rpm hard drive to speed up your computing...
By UMLan on September 17, 2010
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 September 10, 2010
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...
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