Seagate 750GB Momentus XT 2.5 7200 RPM 32MB 6GB/S SATA SSHD Hard Disk / Drive @Amazon (Free Super Saver Del)
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Seagate 750GB Momentus XT 2.5 7200 RPM 32MB 6GB/S SATA SSHD Hard Disk / Drive @Amazon (Free Super Saver Del)

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Found 16th Apr 2013
Prices have risen in the last month, but now back down, stil £101.09 at Ebuyer though, at time of posting.
Seagate 750GB SSHD back down to circa £78 (previously £77.99@Amazon,Lowest at Ebuyer £74.99), now £101.09.

This drive is being superceded by a 5400RPM 1TB Version, Amazon is pricing these new drives at £130, with 1-2 Month waiting time.
Update: Ebuyer has 1TB Version cheaper at £99.99

There will also be a 500GB 5400RPM Version, which will probably come in around this price (£75-£80).

This is a part mechanical/part SSD known as an SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive), unlike others its doesn't require special Windows/Mac Drivers to work.

Not super cheap, but still might be useful to someone as a posting.

18.04.13:08:00-Update: new lower price, now £76.29

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Original Poster

Ebuyer £101.09, note the ebuyer one is OEM, this appears to be retail pack at Amazon (correct me if i'm wrong on this)
ebuyer.com/321…003

Update: The new SSHD is also listed on ebuyer. 1TB 5400RPM (Note the slower RPM) SSHD is £99.99 at Ebuyer/Amazon £130. So Ebuyers price should come down. Still not a bad price for the 750GB, but as said not super cheap.

If you want one of the 7200RPM drives, this might be your last chance to buy one, both new and old drives have the same cache size.

18.04.13:08:00-Update: new lower price, now £76.29

Edited by: "tightar5e" 18th Apr 2013

I bought this the last time it came up and it's given my Laptop a new lease of life. Time to login screen is around the same, but time to a useful desktop and the time to open Chrome to the home page has dropped drastically.

Well worth the extra few pounds over a 2.5 750GB drive.

There is a 1TB version available now too it seems.

amazon.co.uk/Sea…_ce

I am really tempted to get one of these to make a super fast USB3 external drive using a caddy.

Original Poster

Angry_B

There is a 1TB version available now too it … There is a 1TB version available now too it seems.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Laptop-Solid-State-Hybrid/dp/B00BHRWHNI/ref=dp_ob_title_ceI am really tempted to get one of these to make a super fast USB3 external drive using a caddy.



Yep, found the 1TB SSHD 5400rpm is at Ebuyer for £99.99. So the new 1TB is coming in below the Momentus XT 750GB 7200rpm Ebuyer price.
ebuyer.com/480…014.

The increased density of the data stored on the 1TB, 2x500GB platters means they should be similar speeds though.




Edited by: "tightar5e" 16th Apr 2013

Oh Crap,
Paid 89 quid just a month ago for the 750GB one. Could have got a TB drive for 10 quid more.
Edited by: "metalheadkicks" 16th Apr 2013

Whenever I see the little picture representing these hybrid SSD/Hard drives I always think it looks like a half opened chocolate bar.

Anyway have some heat

1TB version from Okobe for £92.13 delivered.

tightar5e

Yep, found the 1TB SSHD 5400rpm is at Ebuyer for £99.99. So the new 1TB … Yep, found the 1TB SSHD 5400rpm is at Ebuyer for £99.99. So the new 1TB is coming in below the Momentus XT 750GB 7200rpm Ebuyer price.http://www.ebuyer.com/480284-seagate-1tb-momentus-xt-hybrid-ssd-st1000lm014. The increased density of the data stored on the 1TB, 2x500GB platters means they should be similar speeds though.



I checked Seagate website, there's only 5400rpm 1TB version.

Got this from ebuyer for £72 a few weeks ago. Very snappy little drive. Used in a new build and it boots into usable windows 7 in 16 seconds from cold. Also recently built a system with a 250gb samsung 840 which is overall quicker at general tasks but there's not all that much in it for startup and shutdowns. Great middle ground for anyone wanting "some" ssd performance without the price and size restrictions.

Jimmy2013

I checked Seagate website, there's only 5400rpm 1TB version.


He's referring to the previous version which has a 7,200 rpm drive.

metalheadkicks

Oh Crap,Paid 89 quid just a month ago for the 750GB one. Could have got a … Oh Crap,Paid 89 quid just a month ago for the 750GB one. Could have got a TB drive for 10 quid more.



Should have checked here before then. Posted a similar deal last month for this drive.

Great bit of kit, use mine as my storage drive on my gaming rig along with my two Vertex 4's.

Alfresco

Got this from ebuyer for £72 a few weeks ago. Very snappy little drive. … Got this from ebuyer for £72 a few weeks ago. Very snappy little drive. Used in a new build and it boots into usable windows 7 in 16 seconds from cold. Also recently built a system with a 250gb samsung 840 which is overall quicker at general tasks but there's not all that much in it for startup and shutdowns. Great middle ground for anyone wanting "some" ssd performance without the price and size restrictions.



Also anyone with a Laptop/Notebook who wants speed and large storage without paying over £300 for a full >500GB SSD.

Had this for ~ 1yr+, recently bought a Samsung 830, for the money, get an SSD, these do not compare.

Good

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Angry_B

There is a 1TB version available now too it … There is a 1TB version available now too it seems.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Laptop-Solid-State-Hybrid/dp/B00BHRWHNI/ref=dp_ob_title_ceI am really tempted to get one of these to make a super fast USB3 external drive using a caddy.



In my opinion it would not be ideal for use like that. You only see the speed increases by using the same files over and over again, such as the OS.

xela333

In my opinion it would not be ideal for use like that. You only see the … In my opinion it would not be ideal for use like that. You only see the speed increases by using the same files over and over again, such as the OS.



Thanks for the feedback. I need to investigate. I tried a spare SSD in the caddy and the performance difference was huge. I don't use it often enough to waste an SSD in it though
Edited by: "Angry_B" 17th Apr 2013

J_D

Had this for ~ 1yr+, recently bought a Samsung 830, for the money, get an … Had this for ~ 1yr+, recently bought a Samsung 830, for the money, get an SSD, these do not compare.


You can't get an SSD "for the money". These aren't supposed to compare to an SSD. A small capacity SSD and a 500gb+ HDD at 6gb/s would set you back a fair amount more. As mrpipster said, these are more suited to laptops and notebooks where you don't have the option of adding multiple drives, but with SSD capacity and prices at this moment in time, these aren't a bad compromise for most average users.

Angry_B

Thanks for the feedback. I need to investigate. I tried a spare SSD in … Thanks for the feedback. I need to investigate. I tried a spare SSD in the caddy and the performance difference was huge. I don't use it often enough to waste an SSD in it though



It's not an SSD. It has a very small amount of Solid State Memory and the controller inside learns what files you use regularly and stores them in that cache of memory.

This is good for things like operating system file where the same files are accessed every time you boot but will not be a big help with randomly stored files and accessing things like films from an external drive.

If that is your plan just buy a bigger HDD for the same money or save some money on a similar sized drive.

I bought two last month, one for me and one for my brother...I sent them back as they just didnt feel quick enough for me after using a full SSD. granted theyre quicker than a regular hdd but youll think theyre still slow if youre fortunate to have used a real SSD before..

The 750gb is SLC the new 1tb is MLC btw

so if you want SLC the time is now..

Angry_B

There is a 1TB version available now too it … There is a 1TB version available now too it seems.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Laptop-Solid-State-Hybrid/dp/B00BHRWHNI/ref=dp_ob_title_ceI am really tempted to get one of these to make a super fast USB3 external drive using a caddy.



Could you still use TRIM on the SSD 'bit' though doing that?

I would just like to know. Does the speed of the drive not make all the difference?

Just installed this drive 7400rpm this morning on a laptop...nothing to write home about, is not fast...

hoggle78

I would just like to know. Does the speed of the drive not make all the … I would just like to know. Does the speed of the drive not make all the difference?



In this case... no. This drive stores in it's SSD memory applications that are used the most. It learns this through computer use and so every time you shut down and start up it "recalls" these apps from memory and therefore provides much superior start up times for those programs & the operating system.

So the more you use your computer, shut it down and start it up response times become quicker.

blanchard

Just installed this drive 7400rpm this morning on a laptop...nothing to … Just installed this drive 7400rpm this morning on a laptop...nothing to write home about, is not fast...



Have you gone through a start up and shut down cycle? This is when you'll notice it speeding up.

Is this DELL not the same but at a cheaper price?

blanchard

Just installed this drive 7400rpm this morning on a laptop...nothing to … Just installed this drive 7400rpm this morning on a laptop...nothing to write home about, is not fast...



Give it a few days of use then report back

Used these to replace 5400RPM drives on white Macbook and Acer laptop. They both run much faster now and much faster boot times. Great price.

Original Poster

New lower price now £76.29.

Would this work in a Dell studio 17R laptop?

Original Poster

funkykid

Would this work in a Dell studio 17R laptop?


Looks a similar design to the HP DV9000 Series, i.e two SATA drive bays, will be SATA2.
If this is the exact model shown in the video, you should be fine.
youtube.com/wat…VB8

Thanks for the video,i managed to find info on it I can install this drive into it is the 1TB version on amazon 7200rpm as well?
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