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Old 11-15-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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Default Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 32MB Solid State Hybrid 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s HD..$50

Newegg has the Seagate Momentus XT 500GB, 32MB SSD hybrid SATA 3.0Gb/s hard drive for $49.99 after promo code: EMCJJJF84 Free shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-22148591-L0A

I've got 4 of these in service, three >1yr., and no problems at all.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:43 AM   #2
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/me wonders if it makes sense to do this if i already have Intel RST setup with a 60 gig cache drive in my pc....
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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it has a 4 GB SSD and a 32 MB cache
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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Newegg claims these still have a 3 year warranty. If so, that's pretty good!
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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great deal...would be good as a Steam drive

must resist.......
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:14 AM   #6
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Anyone run hybrid drives in a RAID configuration? Any drawbacks or issues (RAID 0, 1 or 5)?
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #7
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it has a 4 GB SSD and a 32 MB cache
Ahh then yea makes zero sense for me. My SSD cache is 60 gigs.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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They are getting rid of the older version because there's a 500GB SATA 6.0 with 8GB SDD version .
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:20 PM   #9
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VERY tempting for my MITX rig.
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Anyone run hybrid drives in a RAID configuration? Any drawbacks or issues (RAID 0, 1 or 5)?
Also curious how these drives pull their weight in RAID0 vs say 2x 1TB Samsung(Seagate) F3's
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:37 PM   #11
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I personally think it would not work correctly with RAID setup.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:12 PM   #12
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Hm that could be perfect for my laptop since it needs a new HD at some point. It keeps remapping bad sectors, up to 83 last I checked.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:01 AM   #13
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in for two . At $49,hard to resist. Thanks OP !
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #14
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I personally think it would not work correctly with RAID setup.
It should work just fine. AFAIK the caching works on a firmware level based on what it detects for access. Worst case scenario is that it works like any other 7200RPM drive.

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Hm that could be perfect for my laptop since it needs a new HD at some point. It keeps remapping bad sectors, up to 83 last I checked.
Wow, you need a drive STAT! $50 is almost as cheap as you can go, so may as well.
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Haha yeah I know, but it has almost become a game to see how many remapped sectors it can get before the drive just totally quits Twice in the last few months I've had to run seatools to force a sector remap as the laptop stopped booting.
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Amazon has matched Newegg's price at $50.
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Hmmm tempting but nobody answered the power question, does it lower battery life dramatically?
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Hmmm tempting but nobody answered the power question, does it lower battery life dramatically?
A pure SSD would, but not very dramatically, this is a hybrid so no it would be like any other rotational drive.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:32 PM   #19
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Thanks for link. Pretty sweat deal so I ordered one.
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I ordered one too. Tired of the WD Blue drive vibrating my Prodigy case. Thanks OP
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Have had one of these for about a year, put it in an older laptop. It works very well and it HAS increased the battery life some at least. May just be a more efficient HD than the old one??? It sure added some liveliness to the old laptop. Great buy at $50.
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Have one in my desktop and it works fine with Windows 7. Definitely not a magical increase but some things are a bit quicker--when it's pounding the hard drive though, remember it is a 7200 rpm laptop drive.
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Have one in my laptop for a yr now.
Great drive. Fast, if I use a regular set of applications over and over... (office, browser, etc...) Boots fast once the SSD-portion is trained to your habits
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I've had this drive for ~1.5 years. It's been great for me too. Though I've been waiting for the 750gb with bigger cache to drop a lot lower.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #25
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Ah damn you all. I was hoping to save some money. /buys 2
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