The overall performance of a PC or desktop depends on the speed of its main hard disk. The disk access time and speed is very important factor for smooth data transfer and gaming. Solid state hard disks are quite faster than normal hard disk drives in speed. But here we will need to spend more per GB of storage. Seagate already established their supremacy in high speed storage sector. The Barracuda XT is one of the fastest SATA drive for commercial desktop. Today they have added Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive to their line of storage products for laptops. The Seagate Momentus XT gives SSD like performance at lower price. The hardware design promises the best of HDD and SSD features.
Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drives:
The best feature of a HDD is off course the storage and that of a SSD is speed. The 2.5 inch Seagate Momentus XT works as a combined device by adopting the features of SSD and normal hard disk. It includes a 4GB solid state memory for SSD like performance. The HDD side works at the 7200-RPM speed and has 32MB of drive-level cache. The adaptive memory technology used in Seagate Momentus XT learns the user and configures the disk parameters for best speed and efficiency. Seagate Barracuda XT is 80% faster than traditional hard disks and is available in 250GB, 320GB and 500GB storage capacities. The greatest advantage of this hybrid technology is the reduction in price. Seagate Momentus XT cost 4 times less than SSD’s. It also supports the latest USB 3.0 standard for high speed data transfer.
Seagate Momentus XT price:
Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB: $159
Seagate Momentus XT 300GB :$125
Momentus XT is now available for sale on Amazon and other popular online shopping portals.