New Seagate Momentus XT 750GB w/ 8GB NAND (and more)

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  1. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Samsung 7 series sports stylish aluminum casing and hybrid harddrive

    "An interesting bit is the harddrive, and a qualified guess is that it is a not yet launched version of the Seagate Momentus XT with 250, 320, 500 GB capacity and 4 GB SSD for cache. Considering Samsung is selling off its harddrive division to Seagate, and as the deal closed Seagate announced it would provide Samsung with harddrives. The new harddrives will sport 750 GB capacity and 8 GB dedicated NAND memory that acts as SSD cache, with advanced algorithms that memorizes the users data pattern."
     
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    Nice find! I am convinced that SSD tech is too expensive per GB and not reliable enough currently. Once I see the benchmarks, if they are good I will get one in a heartbeat!
     
  3. sgogeta4

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    While SSDs are expensive, I wouldn't generalize reliability based off of current consumer SSDs. SSDs in general have been around for decades and their underlying technology makes them much more reliable than any HDD. While there are a few bad lemons, ie. OCZ, performance is still untouchable by mechanical HDDs.
     
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    would be nice...................
     
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    How about any news on the new generation of XT's?

    Mr. Mysterious
     
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    I wonder if the new Momentus XT 750GB's are going to AF (Advanced Format).
     
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    8GB SSD NAND cache will help those that see little benefit with the present XT series. Since the normal seagate 750's are AF most likely a 750 XT would be as well................
     
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  9. Phil

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    Nice find Nemix!
    [​IMG]

    I think it's now known that these Samsung laptops don't use an XT. They use 8GB separate HDD cache.
     
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    That does look pretty tasty. Too bad it it won't fit my bay.
     
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