Seagate Momentus XT (500GB) comparison

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Seagate Momentus XT (500GB)

Seagate Momentus XT (500GB)
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WD Black 2 Dual Drive

WD Black 2 Dual Drive
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Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD (500GB)

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD (500GB)
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WD Black SSHD (1TB)

WD Black SSHD (1TB)
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Price $90 to $167 at 5 stores $120 to $169 at 4 stores $199 to $229 at 6 stores $69 to $146 at 7 stores
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
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Release date May 20, 2010 November 28, 2011 November 22, 2013 March 07, 2013 January 08, 2013
The Bottom Line The Momentus XT is an excellent replacement for traditional laptop hard drives. It offers large capacities and SSD-like performance at a fraction of the cost. Similar to the original, the Momentus XT (second generation) makes an excellent host drive for any computer, both laptops and desktops. It offers great value in terms of performance and cost, especially when compared to SDDs. Fast, user-friendly, and affordable, the WD Black 2 Dual Drive is an easy recommendation as a replacement drive for any standard laptop or desktop computer. If you're looking for SSD-like performance at just a fraction of the cost, the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD offers some gratification.

Basic specs

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
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Buffer Size 32 MB
32 MB
Info unavailable 64 MB
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Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
7200 rpm
Info unavailable 5400 rpm
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.8 in x 3.9 in x 0.4 in
1.1 in x 4 in x 3.8 in
Info unavailable 4 in x 0.3 in
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Capacity 500 GB
750 GB
1 TB
500 GB
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Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
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Features QuietStep
Ramp Load
Adaptive Memory technology
Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
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Ramp Load
QuietStep
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Interface Serial ATA-300
Info unavailable Info unavailable Serial ATA-600
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Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable - 1 TB
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Weight 3.9 oz
4.1 oz
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Flash Memory Capacity 4 GB
Info unavailable Info unavailable 8 GB
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NAND Flash Memory Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Multi-level cell (MLC)
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
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Form Factor 2.5" x 1/8H
2.5" x 1/8H
2.5"
2.5"
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Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
600 MBps
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