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Hey guys looking to perhaps replace my 5400RPM Lappy HDD to something of the 7200RPM variety. Great HDD but a little slow on access times due to the spindle rate.

I am looking for something between 320GB and 500GB. I have a 640GB right now but I am not maxing out.

I have been looking into the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive here : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/222310 Will a Hybrid drive give me a decent performance to cost ratio compared to a good standard HDD ?

Anyone have any thoughts as I am wondering whether paying nearly £30 extra for a hybrid drive is worth it or if its a gimmick ? Oh and I do game
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As far as I know hybrid drive had quite a few problems. I wouldn't rely on them imho. Just get a scorpio black, they're amazing drives. I use one for my PS3
     
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Momentous xt if you only use a few apps. If not get the scorpio black.
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Hmm I will take a look into a Scorpio also, Cheers guys.
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To bad you can't grab a SSD. The scorpio is nice and the XT is good for a few apps that you use a lot.
    
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post #6 of 25
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SSD is not of interest to me at there price/storage ratio. So the consensus is that the XT is only worth it if using the same few apps frequently, other than that I will see no particular improvements ? I am looking into a HDD good for games aswel : )
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SSD is not of interest to me at there price/storage ratio. So the consensus is that the XT is only worth it if using the same few apps frequently, other than that I will see no particular improvements ? I am looking into a HDD good for games aswel : )
As a regular hard drive it's still faster than your old one,however, not as fast as the scorpio black.
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post #8 of 25
yeah scorpio black is your best bet for a fast laptop hdd
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I've been using an XT in my laptop for quite a while now and I have to say I was pretty impressed with performance upon installation. After roughly a week my most commonly used applications loaded up quicker than standard hdd speeds.

Problems with drives like the scorpio black are that you have to factor in heat and power consumption when its going in a laptop.
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post #10 of 25
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Looks like Scorpio black may be the way. As for power and heat consumption. I am not too bothered. Heat , well it wont get so hot my laptop will melt and as for power, my laptop is usually deskbound rather than out and about usage.
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