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Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive ST95005620AS
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- Solid state hybrid drive delivers SSD-like performance with hard drive capacity options by storing most accessed data on 4 GB SLC SSD
- 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
- Low heat and vibration - quiet operation without giving up storage capacity and affordability
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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- Brand Name: Seagate
- Model Number: ST95005620AS
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3 Year
- Form Factor: 2.5 inch
- Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
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|Hard Disk Size||Information not provided||500 GB||750 GB||500 GB|
|Speed||7200 RPM||5400 RPM||7200 RPM||7200 RPM|
|Form Factor||2.5 inch||2.5 inch||2.5-Inch||2.5-Inch|
|Hardware Interface||sata 3 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb||sata 3 0 gb|
|Cache Memory Installed||32||64||32||16|
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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 3Gb/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
Here's what the drive does well: It's alignment- and OS-agnostic, so it does not care if you run it unaligned on older XP systems. It will, over about 5 cycles, learn what you do and optimize it. You will notice your system boots much faster. It excels on systems where you boot into your OS and do the same basic tasks, say, open MS office and Firefox and Outlook.
Here's what the drive does not do well: If you are constantly changing what you run on your computer, your drive will constantly be "learning" what you do. I have also found it does not do well with remote desktop apps that are constantly caching image data.
Here's what the drive does that makes it no better or worse than any other mechanical drive: If you are using the drive to store music or videos or such, they are going to go the the platters. Then it's just another very good, high performance 7200RPM notebook drive. Nothing wrong with that at all.
Here's the KILLER APP reason to buy this drive: I took a 32-bit Vista Home Premium laptop that was so congested and clogged with programs, leftovers of removed programs, fragmentation, you name it, and just cloned it to this drive. The mechanical drive it was on took literally 5 minutes to get to a useful state on the desktop. This drive, after about 5 boots, learned that our family needed Vista OS, Chrome for Farmville, and iTunes.Read more ›
- 4GB SLC SSD integrated into the hard drive for speedy access commonly used files
- Although not as fast as an SSD, but soooo much cheaper than 300GB+ of SSD space.
- More vibration and a little more noise than my WD 500GB, but not significantly so.
- Mac OS X doesn't support TRIM. I was concerned that a SSD drive would slow down significantly overtime without it.
- Toms Hardware highly recommended it over other 7200 rpm laptop hard drives. See their review for all the techy details.
Note that the integrated SSD is used only for reading, not for writing. It essentially clones your commonly used files on the 4GB SSD.
If you are looking for a sweet spot between speed and space this is it. The Momentus has a 4GB SLC SSD integrated into the hard drive which allows for very fast reads of commonly used data. This translates into really fast application loading like an SSD. It uses a learning algorithm to decide what to store on the SSD so it takes some time to get to optimal performance.
Most people have a lot of data that is accessed infrequently on their hard drive. Thus an SSD is overkill since there isn't much benefit to to storing infrequently accessed on a really fast drive. If you are accessing almost all of your data all the time (like in a server application) then maybe an SSD is for you. For the rest of us there is the Momentus XT.
I am very particular about the noise with my MacBook Pro. The stock 250GB Seagate hard drive my laptop shipped with was virtually undetectable.Read more ›
I use Apple's OS X Snow Leopard, and it definitely boots faster (1 minute 30 seconds prior to this disk, now 55 seconds from power on to ready + all my startup apps running), and commonly run applications also start up noticeably faster.
I upgraded from a bit slower drive, so I see some performance gain there, but nothing huge.
Overall I got the disk read speeds I was looking for -- faster boot, faster common app loading, and an overall boost in performance by upgrading from a slower drive altogether.
This drive won't change your life, unless you are booting several times a day or loading the same data repeatedly. It's a fine drive with the benefit of faster boot and common app loading times, nothing more.
This drive sounded just like what I was looking for, near SSD performance at a reasonable price. After installing the drive in my late 2008 MacBook Pro, it seemed a bit quicker and boot up time was noticeably faster. Unfortunately, a few days passed and the system started to hang for 5-10 seconds every 5 minutes or so. The system hangs then became longer and more frequent rendering the machine completely useless. A visit to the Seagate user forum quickly revealed that this problem is well known and very common.
I removed the Seagate Momentus XT drive and put the original Mac drive back in and all of the problems went away.
The drive was purchased and originally installed in October of 2010. After giving up on the drive and not returning it in time I went back to the Seagate site in December of 2010. To my pleasant surprise, Seagate had just released a firmware update to fix the problems. After installing the update, I installed the operating system from scratch. The system ran better than ever... I really thought this was a great drive. Then, the same problems came back, with a vengeance! The lock ups started after 4 days of use. This time there wasn't much of graceful decline. The system started to lock up as before and within 15 minutes, it was unusable. Another visit to the Seagate forums and I discovered others were experiencing the same issue.
While I like the premise of this drive, I would not purchase or recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This Segate HHD/SSD or "Hybrid" drive is the biggest piece of junk I've ever bought, the performance degraded so fast in like 3 days to a point my old 5400 rpm Toshiba HDD... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Vector o' seven
I bought this as a alternative to my aging 500GB notebook drive. The item never worked. It arrived DOA. I returned it and got a SSD instead. I cannot say much more than that.Published 6 months ago by Duane G. Jacobs
It's been very reliable and provided a significant speed boost to my system. The spinning disk is 7200 RPM, which gives it an extra bit of oomph compared to the (sadly) more... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Abu Mahmoud
this item sucks.
took forever to install a functional os...about 30 tries
over time it failed completely with only a few hundred hours of use
this product has major... Read more