If you’ve been looking for a hard drive that performs like flash memory, but without the price tag, look no further than the Seagate Momentus XT. This “solid state hybrid drive utilizes Adaptive Memory technology to dynamically optimize performance by aligning to user needs; a perfect balance of SSD and HDD delivers low heat, noise and vibration.” It’s currently being blown out for just $99.99 shipped originally, $147.19. Product page. Continue reading to watch two videos demonstrating its performance.

It places files and data that the user will likely access again and again into the solid state portion of the drive. When the user requires the data or application file, it already sits in an instantly accessible location, thereby customizing system performance for the user.

[via Amazon]