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ASUS pairs up with Seagate - adding Momentus XT hybrid drives into G73Jh-A3 notebook

Even faster overall performance at minimal cost

| Storage News | Posted: May 25, 2010 11:40 am

As many of you know, Seagate launched their first hybrid HDD/SSD-type storage solution for consumers yesterday under its Momentus XT series. These new drives are based on traditional high-performance (7200rpm) 2.5-inch mechanical hard drives, but include a technology Seagate calls Adaptive memory which will move the most accessed files into a much faster solid state flash area for optimal performance that improves over time. The end result is significantly improved performance + large drive capacities, whereas a 256GB+ SSD will still cost a small fortune and is out of reach for most consumers budgets.

 

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ASUS loves the Momentus XT enough to partner up with Seagate and include Momentus XT series drives in their Republic of Gamers G73Jh-A3 notebooks. This means much better storage sub-system performance without increasing the cost of their laptops a great deal.

 

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ASUS says that when testing the G73Jh-A3 with a Momentus XT drive it noted a 29% performance improvement in the PCMark Vantage HDD gaming test suite and 33% in the productivity test suite when compared to a traditional 7200rpm mechanical drive. When running Microsoft's Velocity benchmark ASUS also saw a 44% decrease in system boot to desktop time and Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2 loaded 43% quicker.

 

ASUS' G73Jh-A3 will soon be available on e-tailers sites like Newegg and Amazon with the new Momentus XT drive installed. For further details, you can read the full announcement here.

 

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