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I've been trying to figure out what the catch is here, I can get a 750gb storage device for 200 bucks, that boasts similar speeds to an SSD. What am I missing here? Anyone have experience with these?
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The Momentus is faster than a normal drive but is still no comparison to a ssd.

Do a google search for reviews and they all come to the same conclusion.

The increase in random speeds with a ssd simply cannot be duplicated by a drive that has to move it's head over different areas to read data.
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