|Hard Drive||750 GB|
Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive ST750LX003
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- 750 GB 7200 RPM SSD Hybrid Drive
- Solid state hybrid drive delivers SSD-like performance with hard drive capacity options
- Adaptive Memory technology customizes performance by aligning to user needs for overall improved system response
- 80 percent faster performance than traditional 7200-RPM drives in PCMark Vantage benchmark scores
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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|Hard Disk Size||750 GB||1 TB||1 TB||Information not provided|
|Speed||7200 RPM||Information not provided||5400 RPM||7200 RPM|
|Form Factor||2.5-Inch||2.5 inch||2.5 inch||2.5 inch|
|Hardware Interface||sata 6 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb||sata 3 0 gb|
|Cache Memory Installed||32||64 MB||64||32|
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From the Manufacturer
Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive
Speedy, Spacious, and Easy to Own
Get the Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive and supercharge your laptop. SSHD combines the blazing performance of a solid state drive and the huge capacity of a hard disk, all with a budget-friendly price-tag. The Seagate SSHD is compatible with virtually any laptop computer, any OS, and any application, so you get plug-and-play, revved-up performance from any system.
Performs Like a Solid State Drive
The Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive boots in seconds, not minutes. SSHD revs up your machine for peak performance (up to 4x faster than 5400 RPM hard drives). Plus, it gets faster as it gets to know you: NAND flash memory and Adaptive Memory technology work together to learn your specific use patterns and continually optimize your performance.
Store More, Without Compromise
Never sacrifice capacity for performance again. Have it all with a Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive, where killer performance meets massive storage. Whether you're into gaming, HD video, photography or music--SSHD lets you play, create, and store as much digital content as you want, up to 750GB. It all adds up to the storage you demand with the performance you crave in an easy-to-install package.
Best Bang for Your Buck
The smart money is on the Seagate Solid State Hard Drive. No other drive costs less while delivering as much. Seagate SSHD costs just slightly more than a traditional hard drive, yet delivers dramatically improved performance--without compromising on storage. It's simple to install, simple to run, and simple to save on your bottom line.
Why Choose the Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive?
Seagate SSHD is the smart, affordable choice for high-end laptops and workstations, high-performance gamer laptops, fast external enclosures using USB 3.0 or eSATA, and small form factor PCs. Seagate SSHD provides 4x faster performance than traditional 5400-RPM drives in PCMark Vantage benchmark scores, thanks in part to Adaptive Memory technology that optimizes as it learns your use patterns. It's compatible with any SATA-standard laptop PC and offers quiet operation without compromising storage capacity or affordability.
Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Technical Specifications
|Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drives||750GB1||500GB1||500GB1|
|Model Number||ST750LX003||ST95005620AS||STAN500100-Retail Kit|
|Interface Options||SATA 6Gb/s||SATA 6Gb/s||SATA 6Gb/s|
|Package Contents||Momentus XT SSHD||Momentus XT SSHD||Momentus XT SSHD |
|SATA Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s)||600||300||300|
|Spindle Speed (RPM)||7200||7200||7200|
|Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read||1 in 1014||1 in 1014||1 in 1014|
|Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)||0.5%||0.5%||0.5%|
|How Much Will it Store?|
|Digital Music (Hours)||12,495||8,330||8,330|
| Digital Photos (Files) |
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
|Digital Videos (Hours)||750||500||500|
| DVD Quality (Movies) |
Based on standard 2 hour movie
| HD Video (Hours) |
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
|1One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity.|
Top Customer Reviews
The 750GB version of this drive is awesome. (I've used the previous model, the 500GB Momentus XT, and it was "pretty good." There's more than just a capacity upgrade to this new version.) I installed the 750GB Momentus XT into my new HP Envy 15, and I have to admit that it's the perfect compromise drive. The Envy has only a single drive bay and the optical isn't removable, so an SSD / HDD combo (one for the OS and one for storage) isn't an option. I'm a wedding photographer who needs to get work done on the road, and I regularly need to carry 400+ GB of data around, so a pure SSD solution (at least for a reasonable price) also isn't an option.
The drive learns quickly to cache the most used data, and it really accelerates anything you use frequently. My laptop boots very fast. Almost as fast as my desktop. Same for Chrome, Adobe LightRoom, and all the other apps I use on a daily basis.
If you're looking for an affordable solution that hits the sweet spot between SSDs and HDDs in performance and capacity, this is it.
Note to Seagate: Make a 2+TB desktop version of this drive with 32GB of NAND, and I'd be all over it!
I hope the review with updates are helpful to potential seagate purchasers.
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The seagate momentus XT 750 does a really nice job of providing SSD drive like performance and ample space for data for a fraction of the cost of a pure SSD. Caching when well used can get a large percentage of the perceived speed advantage of the much faster overall drive by saving the most frequently used data in high speed storage. It workd really well in most applications and this is something my clients have seen such as when they reboot their windows PC's.
When data is not in the cache it's pretty much just a 7200RPM laptop drive. Pretty quick, but not like a SSD. The 750GB has twice the flash cache of the smaller versions and appears to me to have better caching firmware. The firmware detects what's read frequently and tends to keep those parts of the hard drive data in the fast flash memory. The result is apparent after a few restarts and hours of use. Frequent tasks or programs - rebooting, word, outlook, etc. tend to start more quickly. If usage patterns change the drive cache catches up.
Because of it's innovative caching design this drive provides an excellent price-performance value point. Especially with large amounts of data. If you only need a small (128GB) hard drive, spring a little more for a pure SSD. If you want to have a lot of space, this is the drive.
Update: February 2013 the particular drive I reviewed here just died.Read more ›
Seagate had some problems with their 500GB hybrids, but seemed to get the issues worked out with new firmware (I never had a problem with mine). I haven't experienced any issues with the new 750GB either, but it will take time before I can comment on the reliability long term. I check my drives weekly for data corruption, and so far have found none, nor has there been stalling or other issues.
Did I mention this drive was fast?
The new Seagate is very quiet while copying outside the MBP. Not much info on outside of its case other than Seagate name/size of drive, manufacture date-11/2011, part/model/serial numbers, firmware-SM12 and rated @5V .70 amps. And made in CHINA (Amperage draw is lower than the Samsung 1 TB which is .85 amps & Toshiba/Apple 750 GB rated at 1.0 Amps. both of which are only 5400 rpm drives)Does not state speed, flash memory, or cache size, or SATA interface speed- which are 7200rpm, 8GB flash memory, 32MB cache & SATA III or otherwise known as 6G. Seagate did a pretty good job with current draw on drive compared to other laptop drives- inc. Samsung & Toshiba/Apple stock drive.
I don't know how they are cramming all this stuff into a 2.5" form factor- but the Seagate weighs more than any of the 2.5" drives that I have here. The Seagate comes in at 3 7/8 oz.- somewhat heavier than the other 2.5" drives(I have).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great hard drive never had any problems very happy with it thank you.Published 2 months ago by richard
We purchased a 750 GB hybrid unit for one computer and a 500 GB hybrid unit for another, shortly after they became available. Read morePublished 2 months ago by InLionSk8r
My laptop always seemed to have a problem from the time I got it. Then I started getting errors all the time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Harold L. McNatt
Here I was thinking I bought a Seagate Hybrid Solid State drive. I took my computer into APPLE only to find out it was a HDD drive and not an SSD. All I can say is WOW.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not quite an SSD but is faster than my stock laptop drive. When I got this drive the SSD's were way too expensive. Plus this baby is still doing a fine jobPublished 5 months ago by chupacabra