Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ST95005620AS Reviewajmatson - May 23, 2010
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In the HD Tach tests, the Momentus XT again showed improvement over a standard mechanical drive. The burst speeds in single drive mode almost matched the SSD's and when in a RAID configuration, destroyed every comparison drive. For the Sandra tests, the same showed, with the Momentus XT bridging the gap between HDD and SDD.