SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MyService, a leading nationwide Apple Authorized Service Provider and Reseller, now carries the Momentus XT 750GB hybrid drive by Seagate. This Mac upgrade delivers the capacity and value of a traditional hard drive combined with speeds that are close to that of a solid state drive.
The hybrid drive technology combines a 7200RPM hard disk with an 8GB solid state buffer. The drive's firmware assigns commonly used files to the solid state portion in order to boost the overall speed of the drive. Boot and system files get stored in the buffer while files like your iTunes library are kept in the traditional portion.
"We did a real world test where we installed OS X Lion on two identical 13 MacBook Pros," said Robert Baker, co-founder of MyService. "One had the hybrid drive and the other a standard 5400RPM HD. The hybrid drive booted the MacBook Pro in 17 seconds vs. 34 seconds with the traditional drive. Boot times were twice as fast with the hybrid and only a couple seconds slower than that of a full solid state drive."
The drives are standard height (9.55mm) 2.5" SATA hard drives and will fit in all MacBook, MacBook Pro and Intel Mac mini models. They are compatible with 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 Mountain Lion.
"These drives are great for users who want more speed out of their Mac but need the larger capacity of a traditional hard drive," explained Baker. "Since large capacity solid state drives are still relatively expensive, these hybrid drives deliver great performance value."
MyService offers these drives for self-install on their online store or also as a full service hard drive upgrade. The full service upgrade includes round trip shipping of your Mac, professional installation and data transfer. Since MyService is an Apple Authorized Service Provider, this upgrade will not void your computer's Apple warranty.
MyService is a leading nationwide Apple Authorized Service Provider and Reseller. Since 2001 they have serviced over 40,000 Macs working with consumers, education facilities and businesses throughout the U.S., building a reputation for quality one Mac repair at a time. Copyright 2001-2012 MyService. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.