Seagate’s Momentus XT 500GB 2.5″ Solid State Hybrid Drive is currently being offered at just $87.31 with free 2-day shipping (Amazon Prime), originally priced at $147.19. This “solid state hybrid drive utilizes Adaptive Memory technology to dynamically optimize performance by aligning to user needs.” Product page. Continue reading for a side-by-side video comparison.

Adaptive Memory technology enables the drive to tailor its performance to the user. Whether you are gaming, editing digital media or crunching numbers, the performance is optimized and ready for your next move. Adaptive Memory technology is a Seagate data management technique that constantly monitors and quickly recalls data usage and preferences. It places files and data that the user will likely access again and again into the solid state portion of the drive.

[via Amazon]