Seagate’s Momentus XT 750GB Solid State Hybrid Drive is currently on sale for just $149.99 shipped, originally priced at $349.99. Its FAST Factor gives you the instant-on response of solid state memory and the extremely large capacity of a hard drive; you get both the kick and the capacity that lets you consume, create and store at amazing speeds. Product page. Continue reading to see how this drive stacks up against the competition.

In the past, the term “instant-on” could not be applied to a standard laptop or PC. That kind of speed was available only in systems few could afford or in tablet devices made for online browsing, not content creation. By contrast, the Momentus XT drive with FAST Factor technology is an affordable, well-designed SSHD that delivers the speed of solid state memory with the storage benefits of a hard disk drive (HDD). It has more data integrity and retention techniques than solid state drives (SSDs) or other combination solutions. Using flash-assisted storage technology (FAST) and Adaptive Memory technology, you get solid state performance, expansive capacity and exceptional reliability in an all-in-one device.

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