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so is this drive actually any good? i have in some games been experiencing hdd lag, ie brief pauses as parts of the game load, noticeable in things like new vegas, so i understand this a lot to do with access times, having a looka t some reviews it appears this drive seems to have access times similar to a ssd ie <1ms but without the hefty price tag of a full ssd, so my question is to anyone that has this drive or knows about them, will this improve gaming performance etc, or are they not that great and its better to wait for ssd's to drop in price (i know an ssd is better overall but if this is close to it without the price tag then id be fine with that) i also notice it says notebook hdd, im right in thinking it can still be used in a desktop?
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It is a good comprise for storage and performance.... for a laptop.

There is no reason to buy one for a desktop though.

The Momentus XT is a 2.5" 7200RPM HDD + a 4GB Read-only SSD for $100-120.
You can get 1TB HDD + 40GB SSD for $110-130.

A SSD + HDD would be faster and provide more storage.
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yeah fair point, i want an ssd, but about 250gb one except they are SO expensive, i'd want games and os on the ssd, and they dont appear to have that much space unless you pay loads, 40gb ssd, you can fit what the os and like 3 games on :S
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Originally Posted by bobsmith123 View Post
yeah fair point, i want an ssd, but about 250gb one except they are SO expensive, i'd want games and os on the ssd, and they dont appear to have that much space unless you pay loads, 40gb ssd, you can fit what the os and like 3 games on :S
1st. You can use software to move your games around. (from ssd to hdd and vice versa)
2nd. Gaming doesn't so much improve with ssd. If it's not WOW.

And anyway it's a waste of money. I don't care that my windows loads in 5 or 30 seconds. I use my PC not playing with restart button
Edited by DiNet - 12/27/10 at 12:12pm
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its not for that i want it, its more for "in game loading" ie when new textures have to be loaded etc, in games like new vegas you will get a momentary mini freeze, with an ssd you wouldn't, the access time is so much smaller that there is very little delay
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