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I had this hard drive in mind for upgrading my laptop's slow 500GB hdd. Will Windows 8 fit on the 8GB Hybrid SSD that's included?
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No, and even if you could it would defeat the purpose of getting the XT anyway. That 8Gb is for commonly accessed files. The XT, to the best of my knowledge, learns a users most commonly used programs and stores that frequently accessed data on the SSD portion to reduce load and access times. Sorry, if I'm being vague just woke up and heading off to work.
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That doesn't sound vague at all, so it makes access load faster. But is it a good deal to upgrade from a ST9500325AS drive? It's 5400RPM.

My drive is getting really slow sometimes and I have to work with multiple VMware machines at the same time.
Edited by battleaxe231 - 3/17/13 at 7:09am
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SO would it make a good deal? Or is the Samsung 840 500GB e.g. something to look for?
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What's your laptop? Is the 8GB some sort of SSD caching, or are you referring to the Momentus XT's cache?

The cache is invisible to your OS - it's used internally by the drive to cache frequently used LBAs (Sectors) - that means it's OS agnostic and will cache your OS and frequently used data. This results in performance being better than traditional laptop drives, although how much better depends on your usage. If you play the same game over and over, expect it to load really fast. If you use the same VM over and over, it'll probably also be faster. But if you swap between huge 30GB+ VMs all the time, I doubt the Momentus XT will have quite the same impact, as your workload is changing constantly, causing it to knock things out of cache and reload other things all the time.

All that said, it is a 7200RPM laptop drive, so performance is 100% certain to be higher than what you've got now. But if you've got the money, you'll definitely want to weigh out whether a large SSD fits your usage better.
     
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