Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 32MB Solid State Hybrid 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s HD..$50

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  1. Meghan54

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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....
     
  3. Roland00Address

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    it has a 4 GB SSD and a 32 MB cache
     
  4. Zap

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    Newegg claims these still have a 3 year warranty. If so, that's pretty good!
     
  5. Lazlo Panaflex

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    great deal...would be good as a Steam drive ;)

    must resist.......
     
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    Anyone run hybrid drives in a RAID configuration? Any drawbacks or issues (RAID 0, 1 or 5)?
     
  7. Informant X

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    Ahh then yea makes zero sense for me. My SSD cache is 60 gigs.
     
  8. Cal166

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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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    VERY tempting for my MITX rig.
     
  10. j03h4gLund

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    Also curious how these drives pull their weight in RAID0 vs say 2x 1TB Samsung(Seagate) F3's
     
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    I personally think it would not work correctly with RAID setup.
     
  12. SparkyJJO

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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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    in for two . At $49,hard to resist. Thanks OP !
     
  14. Zap

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    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.

    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 :p 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?
     
  18. Schmide

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    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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    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
     
  21. Cardio

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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.
     
  23. Primergy

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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
     
  24. holden j caufield

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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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    Ah damn you all. I was hoping to save some money. /buys 2