Seagate combines traditional HDDs with solid-state drives in one package

We've been waiting a long time for solid-state drives to replace standard hard drives, what with their durability and speed being so much better. But they're still just so expensive! The solution? Both a platter drive and a solid-state drive crammed into the same hard drive.

Seagate's Momentus XT does just that, giving you a 250GB, 320GB or 500GB platter drive paired with 4GB of solid-state memory. That memory is enough to greatly boost your startup and application launch times without jacking up the price of the hard drive as a whole all that much. The Momentus XT is available now for $134, $125 and $100, depending on the size.

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