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That's for the 3.5" version. The 2.5" version is [URL=http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006550&isNodeId=1&Description=velociraptor+600&x=18&y=22
]out of stock[/URL].
If prices were lower right now, I'd consider getting one for my laptop. My 320GB Scorpio Black (atto attached) gets about 80 MB/s. It was a huge, noticeable difference when I upgraded to the Scorpio Black from the 5400 rpm drive that came with it (40-45 MB/s).
While the speeds of the XT would fall under the cap of the SATA 150 controller on my laptop, I still wonder if I'd see the ~110 MB/s that Prime got in his newer laptop. There's a bit on Wikipedia about access to cache benefiting from the faster interface.
I wonder if the caching algorithm would work just as well in RAID usage?
you can remove the 2.5" drive from the heatsink homie
I'm curious to see if it gets faster over time. As I use it more, I wonder if it will intelligently cache information on the SSD to really optimize the experience.
Don't forget: The 500gb XT is older; SATA 3gb interface instead of 6gb
Greg, you're forgetting that the 600GB Velociraptor you have that benchmark for is the 15K RPM 3.5" shell desktop version, not the 10K RPM 2.5" laptop version.
You're never going to run the 15K version in a laptop, too much power and too much heat.
they don't make 15k Velociraptors dude, only 10k
I'm very interested in seeing what the extra $120 nets you versus the older drive. Any apples to apples reviews around?
Just remember that the 500gb is the last-gen drive and is only SATA 3gb, 4gb, and MLC.
This review has been translated into Russian:
Обзор гибридного диска Seagate Momentus XT translated by Softdroid Recovery
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