Seagate’s Momentus XT 500 GB Solid State Hybrid Drive is currently being offered at just $57.99, originally priced at $159.99. It’s “designed for all standard laptop PCs and is OS-, driver- and software independent, making this drive easy to integrate and easy to use.” Product page. Continue reading for a speed test video.

Notable features:

  • Solid state hybrid drive delivers SSD-like performance with hard drive capacity options by storing most accessed data on 4 GB SLC SSD.
  • Adaptive Memory technology customizes performance by aligning to user needs for overall improved system response.
  • 80 percent faster performance than traditional 7200-RPM drives in PCMark Vantage benchmark scores.
  • Low heat and vibration – quiet operation without giving up storage capacity and affordability.

[via Amazon]