Seagate has definitely gotten the attention of road warriors and storage nerds with their Momentus XT hybrid hard disk drive. Many agree with Brent Ozar, who called for it to be a standard component of every laptop. Even I was impressed! But the Momentus XT hasn’t seen much (any?) uptake by OEMs. Perhaps customers weren’t ready to pay a little extra for a lot more performance?
Regardless, it’s fairly straightforward to upgrade the hard disk drive in just about any laptop to take advantage of the Momentus XT’s excellent performance – even a MacBook Pro! That’s why I’m psyched to see the 500 GB Momentus XT listed on Amazon.com for just $114.99. That’s only a little more than a standard 7200 rpm 500 GB hard disk drive, and the performance is notably better.
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