SSD/Fusion Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by atticus27, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. atticus27 macrumors regular

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  2. MacKid macrumors 6502

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    Just to clarify, that's a 1 TB HDD with 64 GB of SSD cache.

    You added Fusion Drive in the subject so you probably already know, but just to make sure... ;)
     
  3. Serban Suspended

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    Apple Fusion Drive has 128GB SSD so the price is not that low
     
  4. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    That listing is not for a Momentus XT - a hybrid which has the 8GB of NAND - but rather for a standard HDD with a 64MB cache.

    The Product Features and Product Description sections of the listing are deceptive. Don't get confused, that's not an SSD or a hybrid. The Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive costs about that much, but has a 7200rpm 750GB HDD and 8GB of cache that behaves somewhat similarly to Fusion in that it puts the most frequently accessed data on the SSD (though it does also keep a copy on the HDD).

    You will notice a significant speed advantage with the Momentus XT on boots and for your most frequently accessed programs, but this 5400rpm 1TB drive won't be noticeably faster than what you've already got.



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  5. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    It would seem that I am wrong and Seagate just started putting these out! Were I you, I'd still cancel and get an old MoXT though, unless you need the additional 250GB. The platter is slower on the new one and the SSD portion is still only 8GB - that's a downgrade in my book.
     
  6. robvas macrumors 68020

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  7. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    the momentus xt has been discontinued, thats what has replaced it. seagate doesnt make anymore 7200rpm drives, be them with or without nand in the 2.5'' size
     

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