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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice drive, no brainer for XP, 25 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Seagate Momentus 2.5 inch XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive (Accessory)
Re. speed increase, my observations reflect arguably common sense expectations given the SS cache size, in that if usage patterns touch a few files often, you see a pretty/very good speed uplift; however, if you jump around your disk - or (e.g.) run a (big) partition backup - you can sometimes spot a tiny delay as the drive SS-cache-faults and loads the file from the platter. This is barely noticeable, but it's there. My impression is this would be an exceptionally versatile drive if the SS cache were doubled (tripled, even) in size. That said, at this price, it's very good VFM and I've just bought another one while they're available. Key point to mention, which I haven't spotted in other reviews, is that (as confirmed by Seagate Support*) this drive is NOT Advanced Format (AF) - which means it suits older OS's like WinXP just fine; whereas, as someone kindly pointed out in a dabs review, the 750GB version IS AF. So if you still run XP (which can't support AF), this 500GB version is possibly the last drive upgrade you'll (ever?) need. If you don't know what AF is, look it up. Final note, this drive ships with v28 firmware with which I've seen none of the stuttering or loss issues reported on earlier drives. Final final note, bit puzzling why you'd want to buy this for your NAS, as the speed benefit is bound to be constrained by your network, but each to their own. (*PS. Seagate also confirmed their Hybrid drives don't support their SmartAlign AF workaround.)
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