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Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid SATA-II 2.5" 7200RPM 32MB £96.34 @ Overclockers

£96.34 @ Overclockers
I don't think these drives have been on sale cheaper than this - worth checking out as they offer high speed transfer with the in-built 4GB flash component along with a traditional platter. Power… Read More
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6y, 7m agoFound 6 years, 7 months ago
I don't think these drives have been on sale cheaper than this - worth checking out as they offer high speed transfer with the in-built 4GB flash component along with a traditional platter.

Powerful, intelligent, affordable - solid-state hybrid drives deliver SSD-like performance without sacrificing storage capacity and affordability.

- Adaptive Memory™ technology

- 80% faster than traditional 7,200-RPM drives

- Boot within seconds of a laptop with SSD

- Work in any standard laptop with any OS

- Seagate 5-year limited warranty

The Seagate Momentus® XT solid state hybrid drive combines SSD-like performance with affordable high-capacity hard drive storage for laptops, external backup and small form factor desktop PCs. This drive is designed for all standard laptop PCs and is OS-, driver- and software-independent, making it easy to integrate and easy to use.

The Momentus XT drive offers hybrid storage with Adaptive Memory technology, enabling the drive to deliver higher capacities up to 500GB and SSD-like performance.

Adaptive Memory Technology

Designed with high-performance core components on an innovative platform, the Momentus XTdrive consists of a 7200-RPM hard drive with 32MB of cache, 4GB of solid state SLC NAND flash storage, and Adaptive Memory self-learning technology. Adaptive Memory technology intelligently monitors frequently used applications and data fi les, then places them into the solid state portion of the drive so they can be quickly recalled. Adaptive Memory technology enables the drive to tailor its performance to the user.Whether you are gaming, editing digital media or crunching numbers, the performance is optimized and ready for your next move.

Key Specifications

- 500GB, 320GB and 250GB hard drive capacity options

- 4GB SLC NAND solid-state memory

- 7,200-RPM spindle speed

- 32MB of drive-level cache

- SATA 3-Gb/s interface with Native Command Queuing

Best for

- High-end laptops and workstations

- High-performance gamer laptops

- Fast external enclosures: USB 3.0, eSATA

- Small form factor PCs

- High performance Desktop Storage
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#1
Hmmm.....really not sure about this drive. This offer does appear to be less than other places are selling it for, but is it worth the money?

PC Pro review bad: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/hard-disks/360301/seagate-momentus-xt-500gb

TechRadar review good: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/storage/hard-disk-drives-hdd-/seagate-momentus-xt-500gb-710193/review

I'd be very interested to hear if anyone on HUKD actually has one and what they think of it.
#2
Interesting read from the Anandtexh review (http://www.anandtech.com/show/3734/seagates-momentus-xt-review-finally-a-good-hybrid-hdd), where PCPro assumes that the 4gb NAND is used for writing, Anantech says its only used for reading.

"The size of the NAND was a shocker to me when I first heard it. I honestly expected something much larger. In the Momentus XT however, the SLC NAND acts exclusively as a read cache - writes never touch the NAND. The drive looks at access patterns over time (most likely via a history table of LBAs and their frequency of access) and pulls some data into the NAND. If a read request comes in for an LBA that is present in the NAND, it's serviced out of the 4GB chip. If the LBA isn't present in the NAND, the data comes from the platters."
#3
PC Pro review bad

Check the user comments at the end of that 'bad' review - the reviewer didn't understand the nature of the drive and ran a series of inappropriate tests. I remember reading the anandtech review of this a while back, and very thorough and technical review which gave it the thums up. Heat added.
#4
Cheaper at Scan tho (http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-seagate-st95005620as-momentus-xt-hybrid25-hdd-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-32mb-cache-11-ms-ncq) £89.23 (free delivery for AVForums members)
#5
Best forming hard drive out there - but not a patch on a budget SSD
#7
One of my colleagues bought one of these from Dabs. He put it in his Macbook. Said it was tremendous!
you need to reboot 3-4 times before it figures out the optimum files to put on the SSD part of the drive.
Personally, for a PC I would buy a SSD & a traditional HDD, but these would be great for a laptop.
#8
djfluff
One of my colleagues bought one of these from Dabs. He put it in his Macbook. Said it was tremendous!
you need to reboot 3-4 times before it figures out the optimum files to put on the SSD part of the drive.
Personally, for a PC I would buy a SSD & a traditional HDD, but these would be great for a laptop.


That's probably because your work mate had a 5400rpm drive in his computer. This tech sounds a lot like readyboost. If you have a fast enough flash drive and a 7200rpm disk you could probably achieve the same results.

Thinking about it, how much does a 2.5inch 7200rpm drive costs these days?
#9
Jellybeans
djfluff
One of my colleagues bought one of these from Dabs. He put it in his Macbook. Said it was tremendous!
you need to reboot 3-4 times before it figures out the optimum files to put on the SSD part of the drive.
Personally, for a PC I would buy a SSD & a traditional HDD, but these would be great for a laptop.


That's probably because your work mate had a 5400rpm drive in his computer. This tech sounds a lot like readyboost. If you have a fast enough flash drive and a 7200rpm disk you could probably achieve the same results.


No way, Flash drives are at least 10x slower than NAND, and ReadyBoost will not work during booting.
#10
He put an intel x25-V in his netbook, and says this is just as fast to load. Mind you, the OSX core is less than 4GB, so the boot will be pretty much entirely from the SSD section.

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