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Monster Digital and Seagate Offer Seagate Momentus XT Upgrade Kits

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Monster Digital, a leading innovator and developer of advanced memory storage solutions, today announced it is teaming with Seagate Technology, a global leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions, to make it easy to upgrade laptop and desktop PC storage to Seagate's Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive (SSHD).

With the new Monster Digital easy upgrade kit, computer users will now be able to turbo-charge the boot times and overall performance of their laptop or desktop PCs with a quick, easy upgrade to the Momentus XT drive. Monster Digital's "Dakar" series upgrade kit will be offered with 750 GB and 500 GB models of Seagate's high-performance Momentus XT drive at suggested retail prices of $289.99 and $269.99 respectively.

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Too bad momentus XT drives are really overpriced here at the moment. Amazon are selling a 500Gb version for about £151...Prices vary though but they are still rediculously expensive.

You could just buy a 128gb+ SSD and use the rest to get a 32Gb USB stick for other storage. if the space on the SSD isnt enough
 
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Monster Digital's "Dakar" series upgrade kit will be offered with 750 GB and 500 GB models of Seagate's high-performance Momentus XT drive at suggested retail prices of $289.99 and $269.99 respectively.
Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 750GB -- $229.99

Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB -- $149.99

A $120 premium on the smaller drive and a $60 premium on the bigger drive -- great way to fleece the noobs. Otherwise, it's nothing that a reasonably seasoned computer user couldn't do with a leftover SATA cable and a copy of Macrium Reflect Free.
 
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I say snake oil...some one chime in to say otherwise. Placebo effect.
 
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Any speed specs? Benchmarks?
 

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Any speed specs? Benchmarks?
all available taking a minute or two to google 'Momentus XT' - you can also youtube it. the Momentus XT series has been around for a long time so there are loads of reviews available