Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive

Seagate has announced the launch of the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive. The Momentus XT combines a mixture of a regular hard drive and SSD storage to create a fast hybrid storage solution.

The system uses what Seagate call Adaptive Memory technology that allows the drive to deliver SSD performance. The SSD chips can hold 4GB of data which is filled by the more commonly used files such as operating system files, programs and data. By moving them to SSD it allows fast access. As your computer usage changes the technology adapts and moves the new files to the SSD portion of the drive.

The Momentus XT can be used in regular laptops and the drive system runs completely separate to the drivers making it far easier to integrate with a system.

Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive Specs

* 500GB, 320GB and 250GB hard drive capacity options
* 4GB SLC NAND solid state memory
* 7200-RPM spindle speed
* 32MB of drive-level cache
* SATA 3Gb/s with Native Command Queuing

Where it works….
* High-end laptops and workstations
* High-performance gamer laptops
* Fast external enclosures: USB 3.0, eSATA
* Small form factor PCs

Full details of the new drives can be found over at Seagate. Via: UberGizmo

Speak Your Mind