Couples the massive capacity of a traditional hard drive with SSD speed at a fraction of the cost of an SSD
Advanced memory storage offerings developer Monster Digital is teaming with hard disk drives and storage offerings firm Seagate Technology 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, easy upgrade to the Momentus XT drive.
Monster Digital’s "Dakar" series upgrade kit will be offered with 750GB and 500GB models of Seagate’s high-performance Momentus XT drive.
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 and 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.
In addition, Monster Digital’s SSHD upgrade kit will feature Seagate’s acclaimed Adaptive Memory and FAST Factor technologies (Flash Assisted Storage Technology).
The 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 and the 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.
Monster Digital also offers a high performance line of solid state drives, a comprehensive line of super rugged, SD, MicroSD and CompactFlash memory cards.
The SD cards range in density from 8GB to 128GB at class 10 and UHS-1 speeds, as well as MicroSD cards from 4GB to 32GB capacities at class 10 and the Monster Digital’s first CompactFlash Cards are notably 800x speed and UDMA 7.
Monster Digital CEO Jay Tandon said with the new Monster Digital SSHD offering, computer users will be able to easily and affordably upgrade their performance capabilities, allowing them to enjoy virtually solid state drive speeds, with much greater storage capacity and lower cost.
"The Monster Digital laptop upgrade kit featuring the Momentus XT drive will enable more computer users hungry for performance to experience solid state speed without sacrificing storage capacity or emptying their wallets," said Henry Fabian, executive director of product marketing at Seagate. "The kit makes it simple and easy to transform a stock laptop into a high-performance computing machine," said Tandon.