eTeknix har testet et Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive, der er en kombination af en normal harddisk og et hurtigt Solid State Drive. Her med kombineres høj kapacitet og høj hastighed i en enhed.
There are so many advantages to fitting the latest SSD into your laptop, including greatly improved battery life and performance, but the prices are still astronomical for any capacity compared to their mechanical counterparts. For instance, most people have at least 160 GB storage in their laptop when purchased, and the cost of an SSD replacement for this small capacity will cost you the best part of £200, which is a good share of the price of a new laptop.
There is however several alternatives to this problem, most people have resorted to fitting a more modest 60 GB or 96 GB SSD and then using either Network Attached Storage, Portable Drives or External Desktop Drives to expand their storage capabilities. This is still not a cheap solution and is a large compromise when you want to take your laptop places.
The alternative that we are looking at today however, is a combination of a Mechanical Drive and a Solid State Drive and I do mean this quite literally. You would expect that is the perfect compromise, up to 500 GB of total storage with the performance of an SSD, we certainly hope this is the case.