The Seagate Momentus XT is the ideal choice for those who have been searching for a hard drive that offers the performance of a solid state drive without the premium price. With a street price of around at $135 for the 500GB version, the Momentus XT is just a fraction of the cost of an SSD, and delivers more capacity for your dollar.
The new solid state hybrid drive is known as the Momentus XT and comes in 250GB, 320GB and 500GB capacities. It is a 7200RPM hard disk with 32MB cache and 4GB of solid state storage built into it. The Adaptive Memory technology identifies patterns in how often digital data is used, after which the most frequently used information is moved to the embedded SSD memory. This leads to faster access that, in turn, allows the OS to boot faster (by 100%) and programs, including games, to load more quickly (about 25%-46% faster according to benchmarks).
Seagate will hold a live webcast, on May 26, along with ASUS, whose ROG G73JH gaming notebook will soon be configurable with a pair of Momentus XT drives. In the meantime, consumers can also take a look at the 750GB Momentus hard drive designed for mainstream and high-end computing and external backup enclosures.
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