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Seagate 1TB Hybrid Drive 2.5" laptop drive - $114.99 Newegg - FS

Beradon 576 March 22, 2013 at 01:19 PM in Computers More Newegg Deals
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Seagate 1TB Hybrid Drive ST1000LM014 2.5" laptop drive

Supposedly was $149, but on sale for $129 with an additional $15 off promo code



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SGTPAX201315

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...22-178-340

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Stellar price on that drive, really makes me wish I needed one! I already have the 500gb in 2 of my laptops and I'm very, very pleased with them. Not sure why this post isn't getting a little more attention. TU.
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I love my 128gb ssd but getting tired of having to store everything on an external drive. If this will give me 80% of the performance with 1TB of room, I'm willing to give it a try.
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Quote from soupcxan View Post :
I love my 128gb ssd but getting tired of having to store everything on an external drive. If this will give me 80% of the performance with 1TB of room, I'm willing to give it a try.
Keep in mind, only programs stored on the 8gb worth of NAND will react like they're stored on an SSD (because, they are). It takes days, even a week or two for the drive to learn your usage patterns. If you're constantly loading Firefox, Lightroom and Photoshop, the drive will learn that and store those on the NAND portion of the drive. If you just dumped 64gb worth of pics on the drive, Lightroom will NOT process those pics any faster since they're still sitting on a rotating medium.

As a whole, Windows, Firefox, etc run noticeably faster when I moved to Seagate XT's. Windows is much "snappier", Lightroom loads up much quicker, etc.

But don't expect everything to be faster. It won't. If you're moving from a 5400rpm drive, there will be a small performance improvement across the board, but nothing like going to a straight SSD.

If you have a 128gb now and are only now feeling constrained, you might be better off selling the 128gb and putting that cash plus the cash you would have spent on this into a 250+ gb SSD.
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this is a FP price for a drive of larger size and newer generation (only drawback is that it's a 5400rpm drive, but at least it's SATA III),
i don't get it why it wasn't paid much attention to...
TU and repped, thanks for that code, making it distinguished from Amazon

Seagate 3rd gen hybrid drives: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3132...lled-sshd/
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Quote from LordAthens View Post :
If you have a 128gb now and are only now feeling constrained, you might be better off selling the 128gb and putting that cash plus the cash you would have spent on this into a 250+ gb SSD.
a 480-512GB SSD isn't much expensive anyway. get that and peace of mind for a couple of years
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How does this "hybrid drive" named hard drive compare to the momentus xt's? And why is it cheaper than the XT's if it's a hybrid drive as well with 1 TB storage space?
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Quote from celeritini View Post :
a 480-512GB SSD isn't much expensive anyway. get that and peace of mind for a couple of years
Huh? The cheapest 512gb SSD out right now is just shy of $400. That's 3.5 times more expensive than this, for half of the capacity. How can you say it isn't much more expensive?
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Quote from Bitech View Post :
How does this "hybrid drive" named hard drive compare to the momentus xt's? And why is it cheaper than the XT's if it's a hybrid drive as well with 1 TB storage space?
Read the specs and reviews. It's running slower on the mechanical end 5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM (xt's) and it's using a different less expensive type of NAND.

It's big advantages are large & cheaper. Longevity tests yet to come...Cool

P.S. these are "hybrid drives" but I think Seagate felt it didn't do enough to distinguish momentus from momentus XT so now it's rebranded not just the series but the entire type of drive no longer calling it a hybrid. Good Idea on the rebranding momentus XT TERRIBLE IDEA on not calling it a hybrid anymore as that's what people are familiar with.
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Quote from LordAthens View Post :
Huh? The cheapest 512gb SSD out right now is just shy of $400. That's 3.5 times more expensive than this, for half of the capacity. How can you say it isn't much more expensive?
deals run around ~300 now and then, of course I'm not saying RIGHT NOW...
When I'm saying not that expensive, I'm solely comparing a 500GB SSD to a 250GB one, not to platter drives.

after all, I still wouldn't use a hybrid drive, even the XT 750, as the main drive in my "performance" laptop.... I just couldn't bear with it
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Quote from Bdubslawman View Post :
Read the specs and reviews. It's running slower on the mechanical end 5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM (xt's) and it's using a different less expensive type of NAND.

It's big advantages are large & cheaper. Longevity tests yet to come...Cool

P.S. these are "hybrid drives" but I think Seagate felt it didn't do enough to distinguish momentus from momentus XT so now it's rebranded not just the series but the entire type of drive no longer calling it a hybrid. Good Idea on the rebranding momentus XT TERRIBLE IDEA on not calling it a hybrid anymore as that's what people are familiar with.
yes, it's 5400RPM, and that makes sense when it's announced at $150 retail, which is close to XT 750GB's retail price tag. Performance-wise, I don't really believe you'd see much difference in ramdom read/write speed, since both uses SATA III, whereas the older 5400RPM XT drive uses SATA II (the 500GB one). I do believe XT drives of the newest generation all use SATA III interface, so that wouldn't be a concern.

And I think it is somewhat stupid to solely use "boot-up" or "power-down" time as a major criterion to judge a drive's performance. Seagate uses that number more as a marketing strategy, imho. Does it matter when the in-OS use is still kinda slow, not-comparable to SSD at all? I used one, and I just couldn't bear it... It's a good drive, but I'm just picky and willing to ditch some more money into a SSD, even it's a SATA II...
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