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Seagate momentus xt
« on: January 10, 2012, 10:34:02 AM »
A friend clued me in on this drive. I used to try an keep up with tech but then again, I was single.

Seagate momentus xt

It's a "hybrid" (I'm starting to hate that word) drive. The speed of a SSD and a the storage of a platter HDD at a price not much more than a regular HDD. It seems to basically be a HDD with a huge buffer and a firmware algorithm to keep the most often accessed files in the buffer. You get the speed (eventually) of a SSD without the cost.

I'm on the fence about getting one to try out in my netbook. It has a small, slow drive in it now that's full. I'm sure it doesn't have the low power requirements that SSDs have but I would like it a bit quicker and I need storage space. I'll have to decide after my trip.

Figure a few people here would be interested and may not have known about it.
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Re: Seagate momentus xt
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 12:50:02 PM »
I saw one advertised about a week or two ago. Looks interesting but I'd have to see it to believe it (SSD speed).
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Re: Seagate momentus xt
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 01:39:33 PM »
You can pick up a 500g one for below $200 and the 750g one is $230. You wan the 750 though, more flash memory and better firmware. Maybe after I get my taxes done I'll pick one up.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

Quote from: Ear date=1459965256 link=msg=278846
Quote from: Farabomb date=1459964381 link=msg=278844
It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         â€”Benjamin Franklin

My other job