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Will the seagate hybrid really outperform a regular hard drive? I don't see consistent improvement going with a hybrid and even slower than regular hard drive.
    
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If i were to go with a seagate hybrid, do I need to tweak any setting or just use it like a regular hd?
    
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Will the seagate hybrid really outperform a regular hard drive? I don't see consistent improvement going with a hybrid and even slower than regular hard drive.
The Momentux XT is a 7200RPM HDD with a 4GB read-only NANC cache.

Performance is not consistent but it should still perform close to any other 7200RPM HDD in the worst case.
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Will the seagate hybrid really outperform a regular hard drive? I don't see consistent improvement going with a hybrid and even slower than regular hard drive.
Be careful what you are comparing it to; if you try and compare it to a desktop drive then you might be disappointed, but compared to laptop drives they rock. The cache is hit or miss (no pun intended), at best it is almost to SSD speeds for some repetative tasks, and at worst it is a regular 7200RPM laptop drive.

Anandtech Review

(These are after 3 runs to allow the HDD to cache)




    
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I would look at the WD scorpion black's. I ordered a 500GB for my brother in law and he loves it. According to the WD data cards the 750's are supposed to be a bit faster but either way they are good drives.

Note: His first one arrived with errors in smart, a quick RMA and he was good again...it happens.
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since both the wd scorpio black 750gb is the same price as the momemtus xt, which one is faster?
    
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since both the wd scorpio black 750gb is the same price as the momemtus xt, which one is faster?
Momentus XT for every day usage.
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which one sucks more power and are there still issue with the momemtus?
    
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Will the seagate hybrid really outperform a regular hard drive? I don't see consistent improvement going with a hybrid and even slower than regular hard drive.
Remember - the Momentus XT looks good in benchmarks, because benchmarks do the same thing over and over.

It's not so hot for many other tasks - including large games.

IMO your best option is a cheap 500GB Scorpio Black. Should be fast enough - those drives are not slouches like most 5400RPM laptop drives. The 750GB Scorpio Black is apparently a tad slower than the 500GB, but the increase in capacity mostly makes up for it.
     
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I won't use WD notebook drives as primary drives. I've had a hell of a time trying to disable their power saving features. Nothing is more annoying than playing a game or running an app that only uses the drive intermittently, and having it stall completely for a few seconds because your hard drive is in a low power state and needs to spin back up.

I've done every trick I know (including flashing different firmware and experimenting with wdidle3 settings), nothing permanently eliminates the issues I've had with any of my WD drives. I have to use a windows utility to disable power saving after every restart.

Personally, I use a Hitachi Travelstar 7k500 500GB as the primary drive in my laptop. The drive was 55 dollars with a promo code from newegg and is easily as fast as a desktop drive from a generation ago (it's 7,200rpm with two 250GB platters. There are even faster models out now. Also, Hitachi's feature tool is also one of the only ones that allow permanent disabling of all power management features on notebook drives.
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