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#1 Nemo

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:25 AM

Seagate has released a third-generation hybrid drive that combines SLC NAND flash memory on board a 2.5" hard drive to boost performance of the traditional mechanical drive. You can read all about in in our review of the Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 Hybrid 750GB - http://www.overclock...t_750gb_hybrid/

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#2 Andrewr05

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:44 AM

With the right application these seem like really nice drives.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:56 AM

Well, price is a little bit of a factor, still. Before the floodings that affected HDD prices, a 1TB HDD for $45 and a 64GB SSD for $60, you end up with 250GB more space, 32GB more cache, and save $130.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:02 AM

I like these pros....

"Pros:
Cost per GB Low compared to SSD
No Drivers needed
5 year Warranty"


Also does OCC have like recommended HDD, SDD CPU (or anything) of the year? Like the best product out of all those reviewed for that year? It would even be cool if OCC built a PC using only those parts and called it the "PC of year" or something. I think CPU and maximumPC do this to.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:49 AM

We have done it before. It just comes down to time to do it. I will look into it and see if we can maybe pull it off this year.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 04:14 PM

Well, price is a little bit of a factor, still. Before the floodings that affected HDD prices, a 1TB HDD for $45 and a 64GB SSD for $60, you end up with 250GB more space, 32GB more cache, and save $130.


The pricing on the drive changed this week. Before that it was substantially lower. Finding 2.5 inch form factor 1TB drives with this kind of performance to put into a laptop is like finding chickens teeth. For the regular PC there are better options but not for the mobile side.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 03:10 PM

Awesome review ccokeman!

Now, I must find one and buy it... but not at the stupid $239 Newegg price :P
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