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Seagate Offers SSD-Like Performance With The New Momentus XT HDD

Seagate Momentus XT

This 2.5″ drive from Seagate has been classified as world’s fastest drive for laptops. Called Momentus XT HDD, the drive features a 7200RPM spin speed, 4GB of quick SLC NAND Flash memory and is up to 100 percent faster than an usual 5400RPM drive.

Soon available in 250GB, 320GB and 500GB of storage capacity, the Momentus XT offers high SSD-like performance at the lower price of an usual hard disk drive.  Seagate is getting closer to the solid state drive standards with this hybrid and, if you want to shorten the gap between SSD’s and HDD’s, two hybrid Momentus XTs in a RAID configuration will do the job.

Check the press release after the jump for more details


Seagate To Launch 3TB HDD By The End Of 2010

Seagate HDD

It appears that rumors saying that Seagate will launch a 3TB hard disk drive later this year are true.

The company’s upcoming HDD will only be compatible with 64-bit operating systems. Why is that? The current LBA (logical block addressing) standard offers support for hard drives up to 2.1TB of storage capacity. So, in order to work with full power, the drive requires a 64-bit OS such as Windows 7, Vista and some versions of Linux.

So if you are eager to try Seagates’s upcoming 3TB hard disk drive, you’ll need to get rid of your copy of Windows XP. For now, there are no details on when the new drive will be available of about pricing, but it will surely be expensive.

Via ThinQ

Seagate Adapter Kit Unleashes the Power of USB 3.0


Seagate has released the new GoFlex drive series, and to make them more appealing, it’s offering you the chance to take full use of the USB 3.0 speeds.

USB 3.0 mighht be the next big thing in data tranfer, with speeds theoretically 3 times highr than USB 2.0, but it’s still such a new technology that Seagate couldn’t incorporate it in the new GoFlex external drives. But it’s done something almost as good. The company is now selling a smart kit that will turn any laptop’s Express Slot into a USB 3.0 port for one of its GoFlex drives.

To experience the unbelieveable speeds of USB 3.0, all you have to do is connect an adapter to the GoFlex drive, and then plug it into one of your laptop’s USB 2.0 slots. It may not be the most comfortable, or good looking solutions, but until something better comes along, it’s totally worth the advantages of the new USB 3.0 technology.