Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hard Drive Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Techgage have reviewed the innovative Seagate Momentus XT, a 2.5" hybrid 500GB hard drive with a 4GB SLC NAND chip on the drive's PCB.
Here's what they had to say:
"This drive is a must have for anyone with a notebook/netbook who is looking for more performance. It easily wins an Editor's Choice award from me and there are just no downsides to stepping up to one. Seagate even has a wonderful free tool you can download (Acronis) that will make it super easy to replace your current drive. It only requires basic knowledge and if you are comfortable replacing a drive you can easily handle this transition. There is no other single upgrade that the average user can perform on such a machine for such a performance gain. I'd even consider one for desktop use in a workstation/gaming environment."
This is a very interesting concept product, and the on-board 4GB SSD does reveal itself useful in a few workloads, but it's 70% more expensive than the HITACHI Travelstar 7K500, which is nearly as fast overall.
Click here to read the full review.
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