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It's a hybrid drive that uses like 4gb of ssd memory to help run faster. It's alternative to an SSD that costs like $120 for a 60gb. A Momentus XT 500gb is about $100...
It is their regular 500gb Momentus with 4GB of flash acting as a read buffer. The drive looks at what data you most frequently access and loads it to the flash buffer. Anytime you load data that is on the flash buffer the drive will serve the data from the flash buffer.
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Velociraptor do not fit in laptops due to thickness.
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post #13 of 19
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It's a hybrid drive that uses like 4gb of ssd memory to help run faster. It's alternative to an SSD that costs like $120 for a 60gb. A Momentus XT 500gb is about $100...
Yep, but the XT has lockup issues. If you look it up on seagate's forums alot of people are experiencing it. The XT is more designed for the laptop user who can't afford a higher capacity SSD and can only utilize one drive. For $100 bucks with a desktop, it's better to get a 32gb for a boot drive and have enough left over for another 3.5 drive.
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Yep, but the XT has lockup issues. If you look it up on seagate's forums alot of people are experiencing it. The XT is more designed for the laptop user who can't afford a higher capacity SSD and can only utilize one drive. For $100 bucks with a desktop, it's better to get a 32gb for a boot drive and have enough left over for another 3.5 drive.
This part is true enough, a Momentus XT is really best fit for a laptop where one only has one drive bay, needs the capacity but is unwilling to spend more on a pure SSD.

I don't believe the Momentus XT is a good solution for a desktop.
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This part is true enough, a Momentus XT is really best fit for a laptop where one only has one drive bay, needs the capacity but is unwilling to spend more on a pure SSD.

I don't believe the Momentus XT is a good solution for a desktop.
Problem is that the OP doesn't want multiple drives...
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Problem is that the OP doesn't want multiple drives...
Why? Single drive in a high performance desktop does not make sense at all. Does the OP not feel comfortable setting up multiple drives?
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Why? Single drive in a high performance desktop does not make sense at all. Does the OP not feel comfortable setting up multiple drives?
Well there are risks with running multiple drives. The cheapest multi-drive setup would be like a 2 drive RAID-0, which essentially doubles your failure chance because each of the 2 drives that fail takes down your whole system.

If you wanted more security than you would run RAID-10 but that would need at least 4 drives at which point it becomes more costly and uses more power.
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Well there are risks with running multiple drives. The cheapest multi-drive setup would be like a 2 drive RAID-0, which essentially doubles your failure chance because each of the 2 drives that fail takes down your whole system.

If you wanted more security than you would run RAID-10 but that would need at least 4 drives at which point it becomes more costly and uses more power.
You don't need to use RAID when using multiple drives...
     
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Well there are risks with running multiple drives. The cheapest multi-drive setup would be like a 2 drive RAID-0, which essentially doubles your failure chance because each of the 2 drives that fail takes down your whole system.

If you wanted more security than you would run RAID-10 but that would need at least 4 drives at which point it becomes more costly and uses more power.
Or do the it the smart way and use a small fast drive for your OS and Applications and a second drive for all of your documents, data, music, etc. files. THAT is the best way to setup a system on a desktop. No raid involved at all.
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