Seagate introduces its second generation Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) for notebooks. The new SSHD is available in 750GB capacity. Seagate’s Momentus XT combines solid state flash memory with 7200RPM hard drive to deliver enhanced performance, and features the FAST Factor technology that blends the strengths of SSDs and hard disk drives for faster access to applications, quicker bootup and higher overall system speed.
According to Seagate, the 750GB Momentus XT hybrid drive is nearly 70 percent faster than the prior Momentus drive version and up to three times faster than a traditional hard disk drive. It uses SATA 6Gbps interface and has 8GB of Single Level Cell NAND flash to double the interface and NAND read-write speed of the previous generation. Also included is Seagate’s Adaptive Memory technology that effectively tailors hard drive performance to each user and the applications they use by identifying data usage patterns, and then moving the most frequently retrieved information to solid state memory for faster access.
The Seagate Momentus XT 750GB solid state hybrid drive is priced at $245.