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Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Solid State Hybrid SATA Drive 2.5in

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Part #: ST95005620AS

SKU: 53491
Shipping Weight: 0.2 lbs
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Experience: 61 Days


Cheap for what is it I guess
Nothing yet.
Got it on sale for 69.99.
Decent product, but haven't tried loading an OS off of it yet.

And it hasn't blown up yet.

Experience: 1 Months


Picked this up as a replacement for my old HDD in my laptop
It is a little bit faster than traditional hard drive
I don't know the reliability of this drive ....
this drive is an excellent compromise between the storage space and the price of a SSD

Experience: 14 Days


10 cents a gig, some advantages of an ssd and space of a regular drive
Clicking sound for the first few days
Not an ssd but fine for my old school m1330
Ocz vertex2 failed, replacement drive went into raid 5 array and xt went into laptop.
Louder, uses more power, not as fast, but 5 times the space at half the cost

Experience: 4 Days


Excellent performance speed,price
Really fast,and feels like a ssd. I got it for a replacement for my 2 year old hp g72 laptop because the hard drive broke. It boosted my laptops speed by a lot. I also love the price because i got it for only 39.99 on boxing day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Experience: 3 Weeks


nothing much to say, it's a 500gb hard drive that does it's job
This is a fine Harddrive it works the way a harddrive should be expected to and it has 4gb of ssd storage that will apparently only get make it fasterin the long run I honestly cant see anything wrong with that. If I did have to find some sort of fault it would be that I had issue loading a OS to it in an old laptop but it worked well in my main.

Experience: 1 Months


Easy to install
Overall good performance on laptop
Much bigger storage than SSD
Easy to install
Overall good performance on laptop
Much bigger storage than SSD

Experience: 1 Months


-Power consumption
-Seek noise
This has been a good purchase so far, it's very fast compared to my old hitachi 500GB 7200rpm laptop drive. It's much faster and doesn't use anymore power. The seek noise is louder on this drive however, and some have complained regarding the reliability issue of this drive. But it has been working fine for me so far.

Experience: 1 Years


Pretty fast, as for booting up, decent amount of storage
not a true ssd
well i like how small it is and it is quite fast as of now , a lot better than my old seagate 32mb cache one i got 2 years ago which i threw out lately cuz its broken lol it crashes my PC every 5 mins or even at the start of bootup.

This is a good buy =P for 100's it is a good harddrive get it !!

Puffy D.
Experience: 3 Weeks


Works great
No issues
I bought this for $60 and I don't have anything bad to say about it. I bought it for my laptop that only had 320GB so the extra storage space is nice.

The load times for Windows is noticeably faster which is nice and installation went off without a hitch. No compatibility issues and additional software required. Everything works great.

Experience: 6 Months


No problems with it. Also own 750. Using them on an over locked computer
There is faster but for the money its a good buy
Works fine. I own the 750g and have the 500 coming. Overall good

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FAST. Intelligent. Affordable.

The Momentus XT SSHD fuses the blazing speed of solid state with the high capacity of a disk drive to unleash your system performance by removing the data bottleneck. The FAST Factor™ advantage takes the Momentus XT drive to a new level by enhancing data integrity and increasing storage longevity.

Quick Specs:
Buffer 32 MB
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Limited Warranty 5 Year
Drive Type Internal
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 2.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/300
Spindle Speed (rpm) 7200

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Drive Performance  
     Buffer: 32 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 300 MB/s (2.3 Gbit/s)
     Spindle Speed (rpm): 7200
General Information  
     Brand Name: Seagate
     Manufacturer: Seagate Technology
     Manufacturer Part Number: ST95005620AS
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.seagate.com
     Product Line: Momentus XT
     Product Model: ST95005620AS
     Product Name: Momentus XT ST95005620AS Hybrid Hard Drive
     Product Type: Hybrid Hard Drive
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
     SATA Pin: 7-pin
Physical Characteristics  
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 2.5"
Technical Information  
     Storage Capacity: 500 GB
     Limited Warranty: 5 Year

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Messages about Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Solid State Hybrid SATA Drive 2.5in

Are these any good? (Jeff_F- Jan 12, 13, 4 Replies)
Macbook Pro? (Todd_L- Jun 06, 12, 4 Replies)
Is partitioning a bad idea ? (cpaqf1- May 01, 12, 8 Replies)
external to USB2.0 on TV (SpiderX- Nov 28, 11, 2 Replies)
Frequent "pause" issues with this drive (Chris_F- Sep 23, 11, 3 Replies)
Would Raid 0 work on this drive? (epic_fail™- Sep 22, 11, 6 Replies)
Momentus XT 500GB Firmware Update (Alfred HW_K- Sep 20, 11, 18 Replies)
Does it make any sense to use a hybrid drive in R (Jason Bret_F- Sep 20, 11, 7 Replies)
This has potential (Randy_F- Aug 21, 11, 15 Replies)
My Experience (DeepS6X- Jul 07, 11, 4 Replies)
What is the warranty duration? 5 years? (ToFu Master- Apr 14, 11, 1 Replies)
first Momentus XT failure--not pretty (lsi- Mar 04, 11, 14 Replies)
Momentus XT vs SSD (OTL...- Feb 09, 11, 15 Replies)
Acer 6930G (Chris_W- Feb 09, 11, 2 Replies)
on a desktop (devan_w- Feb 09, 11, 2 Replies)

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Reviews from the Web

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URL: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2631
Comment: Bottom line, if you have the option to build a new notebook with the Seagate 500GB Momentus XT, go for it. If you have an existing notebook and want to replace its hard drive for a SSHD, you can expect a little uplift here and there, but temper your expectations.
Posted by: asterialus @01/12/12
URL: http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/storage/seagate-momentus-xt-hybrid-driv
Comment: This drive is a compromise between storage and speed, but we do feel that they got the balance just right, and as it is at a very competitive price this is absolutely ideal for all users who are looking to upgrade their laptop hard drive but still require lots of storage capacity and can’t afford th
Posted by: Babaghan @09/27/11
URL: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/39621-se
Comment: For every consumer who wants the power and speed that only an SSD can provide, there are legions of others that just can’t afford or simply don’t need leading edge performance. However, there are plenty of people out there who want great performance coupled with sufficient storage capacity in a smal
Posted by: iFry @01/15/11
URL: http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1867
Comment: A real alternative to expensive (and small) SSD's. You aren't going to get the blazing speed of a good SSD but don't have to compromise on storage space.
Posted by: BernardP @08/18/10
URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1310/1/
Comment: The first Hybrid drive that nicely blends an SSD and HDD together to create  a drive that performs well and won't empty your pocket book.
Posted by: BernardP @07/19/10
URL: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/seagate_momentus_xt_500gb/
Comment: The Momentus XT beats out traditional hard drives in just about every test. This drive is the perfect stepping stone for those who want the increased speed that a SSD provides, but require more space than current SSD's can deliver.
Posted by: BernardP @07/19/10
URL: http://hothardware.com/Articles/Seagate-Momentus-XT-Solid-State-Hybrid
Comment: While the Seagate Momentus XT doesn't clearly dominate all standard hard drives across every type of usage model, Seagate's hybrid implementation seems to address its intended performance results quite well.
Posted by: BernardP @07/19/10
URL: http://www.bigbruin.com/content/momentusxt500gb_1
Comment: While it is unfair to compare the Momentus XT to an SSD in terms of performance alone, incorporating a small (4GB) SSD in the Momentus XT does help it shine when compared to other traditional hard drives.
Posted by: BernardP @07/19/10
URL: http://www.viperlair.com/reviews/seagate-momentus-xt-hybrid-drive.html
Comment: Once it establishes a usage pattern and caches the needed data to the Flash, then the drive gives a near to SSD experience, albeit a lower end SSD.
Posted by: BernardP @07/19/10
URL: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3734/seagates-momentus-xt-review-finally
Comment: A positive review for Seagate's lastest effort.
Posted by: Andy_W @05/28/10
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