Tag Archives: Hybrid Drives

Out with the Hybrid, in with the SSD

A few months back  (OK, 6 months) I bought a Seagate Momentus XT for my unibody MacBook Pro. The theory of operations is great: Add 4GB of NAND Flash to a good 7200rpm hard drive, and cache the slow seeks. Slow thrashy reboots and application launches get cached, giving you SSD-like read speeds on some… Read More »

Product Reviews Coming Soon: Hybrid Laptop Drive, DroboElite

It’s my birthday and I’m playing with toys! Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive First, I just bought a Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Solid State Hybrid Drive. This drive adds 4GB of NAND Flash to act as an intelligent read cache to existing high density 500GB 7200 spindle-based technology. I am very excited to be dropping… Read More »