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Seagate Momentus XT (ST95005620AS) 500GB OEM - Hybrid hard drive - 500 GB; 7200 RPM; Serial ATA; 2.5" £80.99 @ eBuyer

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Use code: EBLAST to get this price. Product Description Get SSD-like Performance Today The Seagate® Momentus® XT drive is a solid-state hybrid with Adaptive Memory™ technology, enabl… Read More
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Product Description
Get SSD-like Performance Today

The Seagate® Momentus® XT drive is a solid-state hybrid with Adaptive Memory™ technology, enabling the drive to deliver SSD-like performance along with higher capacity. The Momentus XT drive is designed for all standard laptop PCs and is OS-, driver- and software-independent, making this drive easy to integrate and easy to use. Adaptive Memory technology enables the drive to tailor performance to the user. Whether you are gaming, editing digital media or crunching numbers, performance is optimised and ready for your next move.

Performance to Match your Style
Designed with high-performance core components on an innovative platform, the Momentus XT solid-state hybrid drive consists of a 7,200-RPM hard drive with 32MB of cache, 4GB of solid-state SLC NAND flash storage and Adaptive Memory technology.

Adaptive Memory technology intelligently monitors your frequently used applications and data files, then places them into the solid-state portion of the drive so that they can be recalled quickly.

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-fit Applications

* High-end laptops and workstations
* High-performance gamer laptops
* Fast external enclosures: USB 3.0, eSATA
* Small form factor PCs
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1 Like #1
This IS a good deal. These drives are really nice. A collegue put this model in his laptop, and it made a huge difference to performance.
Obviously not as good as having a SSD, but a great compromise between speed & storage.
Good Review Here
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/seagatemomentusxt_052410010728/23014.png
#2
Clever bit of tech from Seagate... thanks OP
#3
A lot of these have had issues with performance degrading over time to that of a standard HDD. This is a good price but I would personally avoid until those issues are resolved.
#4
weiran
A lot of these have had issues with performance degrading over time to that of a standard HDD. This is a good price but I would personally avoid until those issues are resolved.

I had not heard of this. Where did you get your info?
#5
Good price. Agree with good compromise between speed and capacity.
#6
Good price for what it is. I still think you'd be better off spending an extra £20-30 and getting a Vertex 2E 60GB and a standard 500GB drive...

Still, hot nontheless
#7
Nobull
Good price for what it is. I still think you'd be better off spending an extra £20-30 and getting a Vertex 2E 60GB and a standard 500GB drive...Still, hot nontheless

Makes sense in a desktop, but in laptops there is no space for 2x 2.5" harddisks (welll, there is in profressional laptops like certain ThinkPads, Toughbooks etc. but then you have to remove the optical drive)
#8
Ive used theese drives for some time now no problems since firmware revision
Good Deal
#9
Wont help with bootup times which is the only time i notice my pc being slow.
Better to get small ssd for o/s partition.
#10
Have a look here :
http://forums.seagate.com/t5/Momentus-XT-Momentus-and/bd-p/Momentus
Make sure you update the firmware to SD24 !
#11
Rup
Wont help with bootup times which is the only time i notice my pc being slow.Better to get small ssd for o/s partition.
I think you are wrong. This drive puts the files used most often on the SSD part (which is SLC, so no trim issues) which are usually the boot files .
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/storage/Seagate/Momentus/XT/boottime.jpg

Edited By: djfluff on Mar 11, 2011 12:58
#12
It will be put the most often used files on the SSD but it won't do much as the SSD is only 4gb and its a Seagate would put me off.

Would be better off going for a full on SSD and use an external hard drive.
#13
fmgod
It will be put the most often used files on the SSD but it won't do much as the SSD is only 4gb and its a Seagate would put me off.Would be better off going for a full on SSD and use an external hard drive.

I would disagree. Example : A m8 of mine put one of these in a macbook. The OSX OS is less than 4GB, so it not only boots much faster, but runs a lot 'slicker'.

Tests, like the graph above, show that it does make a real difference to performance.
Read the article I linked on annandtech before you discount this device. It works a lot better than previous attempts at a hybrid drive.
#14
hot!
#15
fmgod
It will be put the most often used files on the SSD but it won't do much as the SSD is only 4gb and its a Seagate would put me off.


I have 4x 3.5" 7200rpm Seagate drives, not had any issues.
Saying that, every manufacturer will have reliability issues.

Hopefully Seagate bring out a new generation of these Hybrid drives with larger flash - 16GB would be enough for Windows 7.
#16
plap
Nobull
Good price for what it is. I still think you'd be better off spending an extra £20-30 and getting a Vertex 2E 60GB and a standard 500GB drive...Still, hot nontheless


Makes sense in a desktop, but in laptops there is no space for 2x 2.5" harddisks (welll, there is in profressional laptops like certain ThinkPads, Toughbooks etc. but then you have to remove the optical drive)


I have a Sony AR11M laptop & it is able to take 2x 2.5" harddisks, hmmmmm tempted to buy an SSD!
#17
djfluff
Rup
Wont help with bootup times which is the only time i notice my pc being slow.Better to get small ssd for o/s partition.

I think you are wrong. This drive puts the files used most often on the SSD part (which is SLC, so no trim issues) which are usually the boot files .
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/storage/Seagate/Momentus/XT/boottime.jpg


+1
#18
I heard of some problems with these hybrids maybe a couple of weeks back, not sure if there was a recall or not, or if the problem has been sorte without having to look any further :)
#19
Rup
Wont help with bootup times which is the only time i notice my pc being slow.
Better to get small ssd for o/s partition.

The idea is that with a SSD, you try to guess which files need to be put on the SSD for speed and which don't need to. But you will probably get it wrong. With an adaptived technology like this, it actually monitors which files are used often and put the ones that are really the most frequently used on the SSD. Setting up a ssd corectly is also a bit tricky and not everyone want to do this amount of tweaking.

For example only a subset of the os files are used during bootup. With a ssd you would put all of the os on the ssd and maybe not put some frequently used apps or a frequently used data file like for example email data. Potentially this disk would only cache in the ssd what is really needed from your os and also cached some frequently used apps and data file.

That said, although i like the idea of the technology, i can't help feeling that 4gb is a bit too little for the drive to really work as intended if your usage varies a bit. I think that if seagate came up with an updated version with maybe 16gb of ssd they would have a killer product.
#20
I have owned the 500GB Momentus XT since it's release. Personally I think it is ideal for use in laptops - you get very good performance alongside high capacity. Absolutely perfect for a laptop which only has one hard drive bay.
#21
i've installed 2 of these in MacBook Pro's, been used for a few months now and the owners are very happy with the performance, it's advisable to do a clean install and not transfer OS data from old drive to it, was worth the money at £100 for the performance increase, at £80 it's a bargain...definitely recommend!

Seagate's very own comparison video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kss98VdhSj0
#23
Looks quite decent. Cheers :)
#24
skykid3
I have a Sony AR11M laptop & it is able to take 2x 2.5" harddisks, hmmmmm tempted to buy an SSD!


We've got an AR41. Also is able to take 2x2.5" HDD's. May have to stick my Intel X25-M in there & upgrade my desktop to something faster - SATA 6? :P
I guess we got our machines when REAL laptops were being made.
None of this low res, single HDD crap :P
#25

Judging by this review http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/29176-silverstone-hddboost-review-12.html probably not. My guess is that if you've got a desktop the right thing would be to use a proper SSD and a separate 3.5" hard disk.
#26
i have this drive and although a little quicker than a standard mechanical drive, its waaaaaaaay off a SSD that i have in my main machine.... from my experience of being an IT techy, this works really well in mac's and does give a good boast. Don't do what i did and replace a 7200rpm laptop drive with this. the difference is minimal.. however if you are upgrading a smaller 5400rpm drive for more space then pay for this and gain the slight increase. do not be fooled though its not one par with a SSD


1. 5400rpm drive
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3. 7200rpm drive
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5. Seagate Momentus XT
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8. cheap ssd
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10. good ssd


Edited By: jimlad21 on Mar 12, 2011 00:29
#27
cenderis

Judging by this review http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/29176-silverstone-hddboost-review-12.html probably not. My guess is that if you've got a desktop the right thing would be to use a proper SSD and a separate 3.5" hard disk.



the idea of the momentus drive is that you have the speed boost of a ssd with the capacity of a traditional hard drive.

i think that the HDDBOOST and ssd drive will give you way better performance than the momentus, plus can be added to your current system without transferring / reinstalling windows.

thats why i think it`s a better deal. so there :p
#28
I think people would be more amazed if they stopped letting junk being allowed to boot :p

I'm a happy Vertex owner but it's amazing what people put up with on their PC.
In reality it's still an insane amount of money to spend relative to a well managed hard drive..

Edited By: MBeeching on Mar 12, 2011 06:16
#29
for info - make you own minds up but it appears on leaderboard at a reputable website as 'beats all other drives'
..."Hybrid Hard Drives - Seagate is the first to re-enter the hybrid hard drive space with the Momentus XT. The drive comes in capacities up to 500GB and beats out all other notebook drives (the VeoliRaptor too for that matter) in our real world tests, where the drive is able to effectively use it's extra 4GB flash storage. The 500GB model runs roughly $130, an excellent value for top-line performance."
review:

http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_momentus_xt_review
#30
yant
Rup
Wont help with bootup times which is the only time i notice my pc being slow.
Better to get small ssd for o/s partition.


The idea is that with a SSD, you try to guess which files need to be put on the SSD for speed and which don't need to. But you will probably get it wrong. With an adaptived technology like this, it actually monitors which files are used often and put the ones that are really the most frequently used on the SSD. Setting up a ssd corectly is also a bit tricky and not everyone want to do this amount of tweaking.

For example only a subset of the os files are used during bootup. With a ssd you would put all of the os on the ssd and maybe not put some frequently used apps or a frequently used data file like for example email data. Potentially this disk would only cache in the ssd what is really needed from your os and also cached some frequently used apps and data file.

That said, although i like the idea of the technology, i can't help feeling that 4gb is a bit too little for the drive to really work as intended if your usage varies a bit. I think that if seagate came up with an updated version with maybe 16gb of ssd they would have a killer product.


Let's be clear - a good SSD will always beat a hybrid on current tech, but you pay for that speed.

And to be also clear so far with my SSD I have not had to do any 'tweaking' or 'guessing' on files simply because I haven;t filled my SSD and it runs like a dream.
#31
45ure

Let's be clear - a good SSD will always beat a hybrid on current tech, but you pay for that speed.

...and compromise on storage space.

I was thinking about buying one and then realised that I always close the lid to hibernate and re-open in just a couple of seconds I have a working desktop. Something OSX does extremely well.
Boot times do not interest me, I'd be more interested in the real world usability performance compared to a standard 7,200 if anyone has any input to offer?
Thanks.

Edited By: joedredd on Mar 12, 2011 10:10
#32
Basically this beats all notebook 7200 drives, and often beats a 10,000 rpm desktop raptor.

Not as fast as any SSD - but then its much cheaper per GB too.
#33
Thanks OP
Probably overkill for an Acer Aspire One!
#34
I have installed several of these drives in PCs and the performance improvement when compared with the earlier disk is amazing. The boot time reduces significantly and overall performance is far better/smoother with no 'pauses' when you kick two things off at once. Not that cheap overall but expect a massive overall improvement when installed in a laptop.

Edited By: Tommoxyz on Mar 12, 2011 15:48: can't spell!!
#35
45ure
yant
Rup
Wont help with bootup times which is the only time i notice my pc being slow.Better to get small ssd for o/s partition.
The idea is that with a SSD, you try to guess which files need to be put on the SSD for speed and which don't need to. But you will probably get it wrong. With an adaptived technology like this, it actually monitors which files are used often and put the ones that are really the most frequently used on the SSD. Setting up a ssd corectly is also a bit tricky and not everyone want to do this amount of tweaking.For example only a subset of the os files are used during bootup. With a ssd you would put all of the os on the ssd and maybe not put some frequently used apps or a frequently used data file like for example email data. Potentially this disk would only cache in the ssd what is really needed from your os and also cached some frequently used apps and data file.That said, although i like the idea of the technology, i can't help feeling that 4gb is a bit too little for the drive to really work as intended if your usage varies a bit. I think that if seagate came up with an updated version with maybe 16gb of ssd they would have a killer product.
Let's be clear - a good SSD will always beat a hybrid on current tech, but you pay for that speed.And to be also clear so far with my SSD I have not had to do any 'tweaking' or 'guessing' on files simply because I haven;t filled my SSD and it runs like a dream.

What size ssd do you have?
Do you have any other storage?
If so what do you have on the other storage?
If you have any other storage than the SDD, you are obviously doing some guessing. You may very well have guess right but it's still guessing.

I think you are right regarding that with current technology, ssd are better. I don't think a 4Gb SSD cache is sufficient. But really, I think a well implemented 500Gb/1Tb drive with a good adaptive 32Gb SSD cache could very well beat a 128Gb SDD with a separate 1TB drive.
#36
The deal seems ok not great, this drive has been around the £90 mark for a fair while. I've installed one of these in a friends laptop and he has been happy with the performance increase over and above the standard drive.

This drive will not compete with an SSD but is pretty good, unlikely a larger SSD in this drive would be any quicker, essentially the SSD part is a cache (hence performance) and I think it's a great innovation from a great drive manufacturer.

I don't bother with HDD in my PC's or laptops (I have a 6TB HP X510 WHS) and have used SSD's for three years now and currently own (and use) 2 x 256Gb PB22-J (RAID 0), 2 x 160Gb X25 (laptops), 2 x 256Gb C300's (laptop, iMac) and a 128Gb Corsair (laptop).

With an SSD it's not about boot time, boot time will just give you an idea of the overall performance you can expect when performing a heavy read. Real world time savings depends on what you will do day to day and whether you are patient enough to wait on an hour glass or beach ball !

Interesting to see if the 4TB SSD's (IBM, OCZ) will ever reach consumer status, I'd certainly like to see the prices of SSD, SSBlade (Toshiba) and Revo (OCZ) style come down to more mainstream.



Edited By: christech81 on Mar 12, 2011 18:14: missed off some words at the end of last sentence!
#37
Hybrid SSD drive technology is just a gimmik

If you want some serious performance for your laptop -
Get the Just released WD Scorpio Black 750GB £77.14 from
http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=2144546

It's all very well and good having a tiny amount of SSD accessing your most freqently accessed files [if it gets it right]

But for consistent drive speeds for demanding applications this is the beast ;)
#38
And your post is based on what information exactly ?

I've owned the WD Scorpio Blacks (and Hitachi 7200rpm K100/200 models before that), granted the WD Blacks are quick and I've not personally seen or used this particular drive but why do you suspect this drive is for serious performance. (From the official figures latency between the Seagate and WD models is similar, isn't anything to compare bust, mean, peak reads, seek times, drive ready time or sector information).

SSD is for serious performance.

k500zm
Hybrid SSD drive technology is just a gimmik

If you want some serious performance for your laptop -
Get the Just released WD Scorpio Black 750GB £77.14 from
http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=2144546


It's all very well and good having a tiny amount of SSD accessing your most freqently accessed files [if it gets it right]

But for consistent drive speeds for demanding applications this is the beast ;)
#39
k500zm
Hybrid SSD drive technology is just a gimmik


It's a compromise, sure, but one that appears to work reasonably well. In typical use not as fast as SSDs (duh), but faster than HDs.
#40
christech81

My information comes from buying one and seeing the difference.

It sounds to me that you havent heard about the fact that this NEW drive has increased platter density getting the benefits of the samsung drives, however keeping the 7200rpm speed...
Meaning a staggering increase in disk performance.

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