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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.
Near SSD performance.
Quick caching of data.
Much cheaper than SSDs.
Hybrid Drive (750GB HDD 8GB SSD).
Not require software.
No real time writing on NAND Flash yet.
Price increase over previous generation
Moving parts means itís still susceptible to damage, just like a regular drive.
Transferring files is pretty much the same as traditional drives.
Not as fast as SSDs or other hybrid solutions, Benefits donít kick in right away.
Lacks comparable IOPS operational performance to SSDs.
Slightly higher power consumption
By Bigbruin on December 13, 2012
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 June 15, 2012
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 May 11, 2012
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 March 22, 2012
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 February 28, 2012
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 February 27, 2012
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 February 17, 2012
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 February 09, 2012
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 January 27, 2012
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 January 18, 2012
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...
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