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    What is the difference between these two models?

    I want to get the SeaGate Momentus XT SSD+HD 750GB combo.

    Newegg & my local MicroCenter carry the had drive, but after looking at the specs closely I noticed that they are different models. However, the price at MicroCenter is much higher than at Newegg.

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0383894

    The CACHE size is 32, not 16 as listed.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148837

    Any idea what would justify the higher price at MicroCenter? Older model perhaps?

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    Re: What is the difference between these two models?

    Even on Seagate's site their price for the same one as MicroCenter carries(model STBD750100) is $230. Though Seagate's site does show it as a 16Gb cache. The other one at Newegg (ST750LX003) is a 32Gb cache according to Seagate's site. Can't find any real info on what may be different.

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    Re: What is the difference between these two models?

    It is likely that the MicroCenter Drive is a full boxed unit. It will probably come in a pretty box with a booklet and maybe a DVD with some backup software (trial or full), and probably a SATA cable. The Newegg drive is defiantly a bare drive as it's listed on your link. It's only going to come with the drive, maybe a SATA cable in plain see through wrapping. For the money the Newegg drive is a better buy depending on what those extra packins might be.

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    Re: What is the difference between these two models?

    Look at the pictures on the two sites, the MicroCenter shows packaging, the Newegg does not. Like the person above suggested, Newegg's will probably come unwrapped, it an OEM drive while MC is a retail drive.

    Re. Cache confusion, I purchased one of my 1TB Black Caviar WD drives at Best Buy and on the WD box that it came in, it said it was Sata 3.0Gb and had 32Mg of Cache. I needed a 1TB drive quickly, so I bought it. I got it home, opened up the box, and it was a Sata 6.0Gb and had 64Mg of Cache. I was amazed. So you never know. I suspected WD had new drives that they were putting in old boxes.

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    Re: What is the difference between these two models?

    The Micro Center drive is a retail boxed unit. It says so under the specs tab. I'd definitely go with the Newegg bare drive as you can buy the SATA cables that come with the retail boxed drive 3 for a buck anymore.

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    Re: What is the difference between these two models?

    I bought the seagate momentus XT 750GB, gen2 SATAIII and it is a 32GB cache(SSD). My friend owns one for his desktop, and he loves it,very fast and silent. Is it perfect? prolly not, but it will out perform a standard SATAIII HDD any day of the week.

    On sale at newegg for 155 w/ promo code. Well worth the price

    Added: if you are like me and you dont need a ton of space and can afford it, this is a no brainer. The SATAIII-Gen2 version is light-years better than the gen1 SATAII. Perfect for either a laptop or a desktop.

    reviews & specs here:
    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/pro...ContentReviews
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