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Old May 24, 2010, 08:46 AM
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Seagate is throwing their hat into the ring in a big way, with the release of a hybrid SSD/HDD.Seagate today announced channel and OEM shipments of theMomentus XT drive, the world?s fastest 2.5-inch laptop PC hard drive, combining SSD-like performance with the massive capacity and much lower cost of HDDs. The Momentus XT drive also features Adapt... [ Read full article ]
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Old May 24, 2010, 10:12 AM
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maybe this is good but i am a little confused the specs don't state any solid state memory at all? wait for a review i guess. besides it 32mb cache

edit found it on data sheet 4gb solid state. not bad should do pretty good I hope anything that helps bring down the price
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Old May 24, 2010, 10:44 AM
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Says no special setup needed:
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The Momentus XT drive installs as easily as a traditional 9.5mm-high notebook drive for new systems or laptop upgrades and, unlike early hybrid drives, operates independently of the operating system and the motherboard chipset.
I guess there is an algorithm in the firmware that negates the need for trim?
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Old May 24, 2010, 10:44 AM
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Here is Anand's review

Seagate's Momentus XT Reviewed, Finally a Good Hybrid HDD - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

Look really good for price/performance, anyone know the release day?

Edit: Found it in stock on newgg.com, I hope it's coming soon in Canada, I want one in my notebook.
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Old May 24, 2010, 10:50 AM
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You can already buy them in the states. A Seagate rep said that it should be in Canada within a week or so.
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As long as I can remember, hybrid thing never work like it should previously in the computer history. This is for sure a good innovation. The question I am asking is, will the data go trough the SSD to reach the HD? which would kill the chip pretty fast using all their cycle. Time will tell us.
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Kinda would like to see this in a 3.5" size with some added performance for desktop users
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As long as I can remember, hybrid thing never work like it should previously in the computer history. This is for sure a good innovation. The question I am asking is, will the data go trough the SSD to reach the HD? which would kill the chip pretty fast using all their cycle. Time will tell us.
Reading Anand's review, all writes go to the HDD, and the firmware simply moves all frequently-accessed small files to the SSD. So the SSD Nand is used mostly for reads.

Looks pretty good. You get good OS load times, and decent app load times. Writes seem normal for a laptop drive. Expensive for a laptop drive, but not when compared to SSDs.
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Reading Anand's review, all writes go to the HDD, and the firmware simply moves all frequently-accessed small files to the SSD. So the SSD Nand is used mostly for reads.

Looks pretty good. You get good OS load times, and decent app load times. Writes seem normal for a laptop drive. Expensive for a laptop drive, but not when compared to SSDs.
Thx chris now my biggest fear about this disk are gone Happy to see a new familly of disk in! congrat's seagate!
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and it's slc nand wow looking pretty good thanks for the heads up review been way to busy lately to even get online and read the news.
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