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Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drives

Discussion in 'Storage' started by sapetto, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. sapetto

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    I was just browsing my local pc shop website and found the drives. Are they worth it, faster than regular HDD?
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    There have been a few threads about this here. The 4GB SSD is used as a big cache. IIRC, in the end it does become faster than a WD Black once the cache learns what programs you use the most.

    But I think most of use would like to see a 3.5" version with a bigger SSD.
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    :mad: dam i was hoping it was a pata drive, as i could have used it in my cctv's dvr unit

    i recently tried a pata to sata converter which was rubbish, and although it worked in my old pc on a sata 3 western digital 1tb transfering old files (my old pc could only see upto 320gb :twitch::wtf::shadedshu:cry:) it had terrible recording quality (flickering stuttering bad picture in the cctvs dvr)

    still interesting news though:D
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    This is a good idea IMO, but the cost of SSDs are dropping quick, so I think this is just a waste. For $100 you can now grab a Sandforce driven 40GB SSD, which will only drop in price in the next few months. In the end I would just grab a pair of these for RAID 0 and have more space and run circles around this drive...for the same price as the 250GB model.
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    I don't think this would make a difference for DVR anyway, which doesn't have much of a spread between frequently and infrequently accessed portions of the storage medium, so the SSD cache wouldn't really have a place.

    Question—any idea how the SSD cache in these drives would work in a RAID array (off to Google I go)?
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