Thursday, May 27, 2010

Seagate Momentus XT Drives


Seagate announced the World’s Fastest Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid 2.5-inch laptop PC hard drive with combining SSD-like performance.The Momentus XT is a 7200-rpm serial ATA (SATA) hard-disk drive combined with 4GB of SSD capacity and 32MB of DDR3 cache memory. Seagate claims the Momentus XT is 80 percent faster than traditional 7200-RPM drives. The Momentus XT works on PCs and Macs.

Seagate Momentus XT delivers impressive performance at a low price.The drive features with Adaptive Memory technology that learns and optimizes the drive’s performance to each user by moving frequently used information into the flash memory for faster access. According to Seagate, the Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive boots up to 100 percent faster than traditional 5400RPM drives.

“For notebook PC users looking forward to faster PC performance without sacrificing storage capacity or affordability, now there’s an option,” according to John Rydning, IDC’s research director for hard disk drives. “Seagate’s new Momentus XT drive is the first storage device for notebook PCs that raises the bar for affordable capacity and performance.”

“We see the Momentus XT drive as a game changer, a product heralding a new generation of hard drives that combine SSD and HDD capabilities so that laptop users don’t have to make trade-offs on speed, cost or capacity,” said Dave Mosley, Seagate executive vice president of Sales, Marketing and Product Line Management. “The feedback we’ve received from customers, industry experts and early reviews has been overwhelmingly positive, and Seagate will continue to drive innovation that provides more value and a better computing experience to consumers.”

ASUS has also announced that it will offer the Momentus XT drive as an upgrade option for its new Republic of Gamers (ROG) G73Jh notebook.

Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drives will be available in 250 GB (ST92505610AS) at a price tag of $113, 320 GB (ST93205620AS) at a price tag of $122 and 500 GB (ST95005620AS) at a price tag of $156 with Seagate 5-year Limited Warranty.
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