Amazon.com offers the Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 2.5" SATA 3Gb/s Internal Solid State Hybrid Notebook Hard Drive, model no. ST95005620AS, for $99.99 with free shipping ($0.20/GB). That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $15. However, we saw this drive for $10 less in November (since expired). Features include a 7200 rpm spin rate, 32MB cache and 4GB of SLC NAND solid state flash storage. This drive claims to perform up to 80% faster compared to mechanical 7200 rpm drives by placing commonly used programs on its 4GB of solid state flash storage.
Posted February 14, 2011