Caches are pretty simple to understand. The burst rates of the GB and GB drives respectively were When it comes down to the circuity behind the Momentus XT GB and the older GB model before it, it really is quite impressive at how Seagate can take a standard notebook hard drive and make it a hybrid storage device with a simple PCB swap. Normally most drives interact with both sets of benchmarks in the same manner, but the Seagate Momentus XT is different. It’s optimized for use with open-source OS code. Computers allocated to a completely Unix-based userspace can see additional performance gains through use of the extended file system on this disk. View our privacy policy before signing up.

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Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review

Data that’s accessed more frequently is stored in the cache and as access patterns change, so does the data in the cache. Seagate has also upped the warranty to 5 momenntus which is terrific. This is new for this generation. Seagate ran extensive tests to make sure that desktop systems with 2. If reading patterns change over time, your employee could adapt.

I would recommend this HD, ,omentus with the software too, its well worth the price. To see peak performance through the caching mechanism we looped the benchmark four or five times in succession before the speeds leveled off. For reference, Seagate lists an average idle power rate of 1.

Seagate Momentus XT GB Internal RPM ” (STLX) SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive) | eBay

To quantify the performance improvement over the previous generation as well as its momentsu in the HDD-SSD continuum, we turn to a mix of application based, trace based and synthetic benchmarks. With an incredibly strong lead in random 4K write speed, the GB Momentus XT had no trouble nearly halving the average write latency compared to its competition.


Power and reliability concerns have limited progress in spindle speed however, most high performance client drives spin their platters at RPM. See details mmoentus additional description.

Seagate Momentus XT GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review

You are going to take the best decision if you decide like me, trust me, it will not dissapoint you at momentis The closest drive managed just 0. Build quality is good for a consumer notebook drive.

View this thread in our forums! At the end of the day though, the capacity and performance equation is very favorable, giving the new Momentus XT plenty of opportunity to find its market. Cons Advantage tapers off with large amounts of random reads More expensive than previous Momentus XT generation High price. We’ll quickly see what street pricing turns out to be, but that appears to be a big premium.

With the circuit board removed we finally get to see what makes this drive so special. I’ve played with an early version of this firmware and it does improve performance tremendously.

Momentuus the HTPC trace, this one relies heavily on the read performance of a drive. While most of the performance stats show a nice improvement, power was one area where the newer model did start to tip the scales compared to the previous generation mode.


Frequently accessed and difficult to fetch data is stored on the 8GB Adaptive Memory after it is written to the hard drive. If you research the difference between this hybrid drive and a standard drive and a solid state drive, the hybrid drive uses a 32MB NAND solid state cache many times more than standard drives and uses something Seagate calls Adaptive Memory Technology to smartly swap the most needed data into cache so it’s available quickly most of the time.

Most relevant reviews See all 56 reviews. Show More Show Less. As with many caching solutions, it will take a little while to build out the profile, but after just a few loads of regular programs like Outlook, a web browser and Word for instance, the benefits will be obvious to end users.

The mechanical components of a hard drive are what x it slow.

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Internal 7200RPM 2.5″ (ST750LX003) SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive)

The big question buyers will need to consider is price per GB. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. This method is consistent with our real-world benchmarks that we discuss later on. Seagate offers the same 5-year warranty on the Momentus XT GB as they do on all their other spindle hard drives. Click here to see 7550.