Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Serial 2.5 inch 7200 RPM 32MB 6GB/S SATA III Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive £115.00 @Amazon
Do you want an SSD for performance but really don't want to spend the money on something that just doesn't give you the capacity you need at the same time?
Then this may be for you.
This is a second generation hybrid drive from Seagate that has 750 GB 7200rpm storage drive and an 8 GB SSD memory that caches frequently used files for faster booting and general use.
I bought one of the original SATA II 500Gb drives when they first came out about 3 years ago and placing it into my laptop of the time with it's dismally slow 5400rpm drive and it enhanced performance by an average 100% and is still going strong in my new machine, with never a single hitch.
This second generation drive with 8Gb SSD, increased drive storage and SATA III support looks to be even better.
This is and never will be as fast as an SSD but it's not trying to be.
It's the best of both worlds to give you flexibility.
My first generation boots my laptop in 38 seconds and programs load fast enough for me to feel that it is zippy enough to have been one of my best purchases ever to date.
• Boots and performs like an SSD1
• Up to three times faster than a traditional HDD1
• SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ for interface speed
• All-in-one design for simplicity and ease of installation
• Works with any laptop or PC, any OS and any application
• Backed by a 3-year limited warranty
• Laptops and mobile workstations
• Desktop and tower workstations
• High-performance laptop and desktop gaming systems
• Small form factor all-in-one PCs