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Appeared on: Monday, January 09, 2012
Monster Digital And Seagate To Simplify PC Upgrades To Solid State Hybrid Drives

Monster Digital and Seagate are teaming up to make it easy to upgrade laptop and desktop PC storage to Seagate?s Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive (SSHD).

With the new Monster Digital easy upgrade kit, computer users will now be able to turbo-charge the boot times and overall performance of their laptop or desktop PCs with a quick upgrade to the Momentus XT drive. Monster Digital's "Dakar" series upgrade kit will be offered with 750GB and 500GB models of Seagate s Momentus XT drive at suggested retail prices of $289.99 and $269.99 respectively.

The kit includes software, cables, an instructional video and even the screwdriver. The kit will feature Seagate's Adaptive Memory and FAST Factor technologies (Flash Assisted Storage Technology). Adaptive Memory technology identifies data usage patterns, and then moves the most frequently retrieved information to solid state memory for faster access, tailoring hard drive performance to each user and their computer applications. FAST Factor technology blends the strengths of SSDs and hard disk drives for faster access to applications, quicker boot-up and higher overall system speed.

The Momentus XT drive couples the massive capacity of a traditional hard drive with SSD speed at a fraction of the cost of an SSD. The combines a 7200RPM spin speed, a Serial ATA 6Gb/second interface, 8GB of single-level cell NAND flash memory and Seagate?s Adaptive Memory and FAST Factor technologies to deliver high-speed boot-up and application response.


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