The HDD Killer: Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ST95005620AS

Seagate-Momentus-XT-500GB-ST95005620AFrom the first glance, you may find no difference between the pictured Seagate Momentus XT HDD with the usual 2.5-inch hard drive sold in the tech store. However, this Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ST95005620AS is practically a different species born from the same Seagate’s womb.

Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ST95005620AS is known as the SSD killer (though I would love to call it a HDD-killer instead) because it can performance fast, efficient, and cost effective. But it’s certainly not a killer for SSD yet. From the tested record done by OverclockerClub, Seagate Momentus XT500GB ST95005620AS can perform 80 percent faster than the conventional 7,200RPM 2.5-inch HDD or about 100 percent faster than the usual 5,400RPM HDD.

It’s all thanks to hybrid technology built inside the HDD, where has a 4GB of SSD and 32MB of DDR3 fused together to break the limit.

According to the tester, Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ST95005620AS has literally increased 13 seconds faster on booting and start up loading time in comparison to the traditional 5,400RPM HDD.

The most wonderful fact is the price. Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ST95005620AS HDD only cost lest than USD100 (compare it) although it has increases in both speed and performance. Nice deal btw. Some merchant even has it as low as $75. What a crazy price.

UPDATE: Price update. The Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ST95005620AS HDD is priced at $130 (check lowest).

[Source: OverclockersClub]

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  • Terry

    The under $100 prices you point to are for the 420, not the 5620. It is an entirely different product.

    • Thanks Terry, for your update! It seems we have followed a wrong pricing from our source without checking further into the comparison engine code. We have updated the article with the correct pricing and comparison.


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