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Seagate MomentusXT 320GB SSD HDD Hybrid Drive Review
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Written by Munk   
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http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:r8sTio_WqaCbJM:http://static.modnews.ru/uploads/image/news_2010/Hard/05/25/3_2.jpgOh how far our technology has come. When most of us saw the beautiful release of the SSD our involuntary drool function kicked into overdrive. The ability to add up to 80% improvement into everything we do makes a grown man tear up. Multitasking like never before, booting into windows in a flash, there is nothing better than an SSD drive, if only you could convince your bank account or your wife (our for the geektastic ladies out there your husbands) That spending that kind of money was justified. Well now you won't have to Seagate has come out with the MomentusXT drives that provide everything you loved from SSD and the price ag you need from HDD. Let's get a good look:

 

Provided by: Seagate

Price: $115.90

Closer Look and Testing:

 

Testing Rig:


Specifications and Features:

Interface SATA 3Gb/s
Cache 32MB
Capacity 500GB
Areal density (avg) 394Gb/in2
Guaranteed Sectors 976,773,168
PHYSICAL
Height 9.7mm (0.378 in)
Width 70.10mm (2.76 in)
Length 100.55mm (3.959 in)
Weight (typical) 110g (.238 lb)
PERFORMANCE
Spin Speed 7200 RPM
Average latency 4.17ms
Random read seek time 11ms
Random write seek time 13ms
I/O data transfer rate 300MB/s
Unrecoverable read errors 1 in 1014
RELIABILITY
Annual Failure Rate 0.5%
POWER
5V start max current 1.0A
Average idle power 0.8W
Average operating power 1.1W
Average seek power 2.2W
ENVIRONMENT
Ambient Temperature
Operating 0°–60°C
Nonoperating -40°–70°C
Maximum operating temperature change 20°C per hour
Maximum nonoperating temperature change 35°C per hour
Shock
Operating Shock (max) 350 Gs for 2ms
Nonoperating Shock (max) 1000 Gs for 1ms
ACOUSTICS
Acoustics (Idle Volume) 2.3 bels
Acoustics (Seek Volume) 2.6 bels
Features
Storage Type Solid State Hybrid

 

Conclusion:

Due to the fact I summed up most of my feelings about the Seagate 320GB MomentusXT in my video I will remain succinct in my conclusion. This Products rocks. I recommend this products to anyone looking for a new driver period. Very rarely would I recommend a products to such a broad audience but this products is by far one of the most ingenious ideas to come out in a long time. If this doesn't position Seagate into a more dominant place in the market this year I will be very surprised. Good job to the engineers at Seagate keep the good ideas coming this market need quality products at affordable prices.

 


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