Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid 750GB SATA600

  • Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid 750GB SATA600
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The Seagate Momentus XT packs 750GB 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 and not the Momentus XT's spinning disk.

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By Bigbruin on -

The Seagate 750GB Momentus XT hard drive is a fairly typical 7200RPM hard drive that has been optimized with 8GB of flash memory cache. After Seagate's Adaptive Memory technology learns what data to move into the cache, those tasks execute much...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

More than two years after reviewing Seagate's first-generation Momentus XT, we're back in the lab with a 750 GB model armed with 8 GB of SLC NAND and a SATA 6Gb/s interface. How does it compare to pure solid-state and hard drive technologies? We...

By Tech2 on 70

The Seagate Momentus XT is priced at 10,000 + taxes (MOP). It’s a neat performer, as there’s a good balance between capacity and speed. Currently 500GB HDDs for laptops are retailing at a price tag of approximately 6,000 and keeping that in...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

Storage maker Seagate continues to develop hybrid hard drives, which boost performance, affordability and capacity by combining solid-state and mechanical technology.PC World reviewed the first-generation 500GB Momentus XT last year, and overall, that...

By Hardware Secrets on -

The second-generation Momentus XT performs much better than the first-generation model, even when the caching system isn’t used. In our tests, the performance advantage of the second-generation drive was between 17% and 100% over the...

By TechwareLabs on -

The Momentus XT is for gamers that don’t have room for an SSD and a regular drive or can’t afford a large capacity SSD. At about $180 at time of writing, it’s not much more expensive than a regular 2.5″ 7200 RPM drive of the same...

By Gizmodo on 80

The second generation of Seagate's Momentus XT solid state hybrid drives, which combine a good-sized chunk of SLC flash storage (4GB in the 500GB model; 8GB in the 750GB model) with a traditional 7200RPM spinny hard drive. The idea is that Momentus...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

When a little bit of flash memory is good, more must be better, right? Seagate's second-generation Momentus XT hybrid hard drive is out to compete with SSDs, even as it delivers capacities typical of laptop-oriented 2.5" mobile disks. From this...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

Seagate’s latest iteraton of its hybrid hard drive combines 8GB of super-fast flash memory with a traditional spinning hard drive, allowing excellent read speeds for commonly accessed hard drive data like boot files. It’s only a small amount...

By Tbreak.com on 80

The Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drives are one of those special drives that many people desire, but haven’t had much experience with. They’re like VelociRaptors, just the name sounds cool enough to want one. But it’s the promise of...

By TechRadar on 80

Solid-state drives offer a considerable performance advantage over hard drives, but they cost a lot more. Replacing a MacBook Pro's hard drive with a similar-capacity SSD could cost as much as the notebook, while a smaller, more affordable model...

By Real World Labs on -

As seen in our benchmarks the 2nd Generation Momentus XT 750GB 2.5" SATA III hybrid drive is not the power monster some of you may had expected it to be but to be completely honest with all of you this was not the intention of Seagate in the...

By Mac|Life on 80

The Momentus XT is a hybrid in the best possible sense. You get the capacity of a traditional disk, along with (some of) the speed of an SSD, without breaking the bank. Product Momentus XT Hybrid Drive Company Seagate Contact Seagate.com Price ...

By PC Mag on 80

With the Momentus XT (750GB) Seagate has improved its line of internal hybrid storage devices by boosting both capacity and performance....

By Gaming Nexus on 85

When I first used Seagate’s Momentus XT drive about a year ago, I was floored by how fast it was. The hybrid drive gave you awesome speeds on commonly used applications and the storage space that allowed you to keep plenty of files on hand. You...

By AnandTech on -

To say I liked the original Momentus XT would be an understatement. While Seagate had the lofty goal of negating the need for an SSD with its first mass-market hybrid HDD, the reality was the Momentus XT ended up being the best 2.5" hard drive on...

By PCStats on 86

Looking no different than any common 2.5" notebook hard drive, the trick up the Momentus XT's sleeve that it learns what data you frequently use and caches this to its 8GB of internal flash memory. Manufacturer: Category: Published: Author: ...

By cnet on 81

Similar to the original, the Momentus XT (second generation) makes an excellent host drive for any computer, both laptops and desktops. It offers great value in terms of performance and cost, especially when compared to...

By Overclockers Club on -

The benefits of the Seagate Momentus XT 750GB drive are not really ones that are instantly obvious in synthetic benchmarks. That being said the drive performance is customized by each user and how the computer is used and by the applications that are...

By Benchmark Reviews on 85

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...