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Store MI & Seagate Momentus XT

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by bobbarley, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. bobbarley


    Joined: Oct 7, 2008

    Posts: 589

    Location: Cheshire

    Has anyone ever tried using Store AI to accelerate a hybrid hard drive?

    I have a Seagate Momentus XT lying around doing nothing, and am building a Ryzen based system this weekend. I thought it might be fun to try it and see what happens.

    So essentially a 500GB hard drive with a 4GB NAND chip that caches regularly used files, connected to an SSD via Store MI, that also cashes regularly used files!

    I envisage it will either allow time travel, or burn my house down :D
  2. EsaT


    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,764

    Location: Finland

    Don't tell it that mechanical drive has some NAND cache and it doesn't know the difference.:p

    But for one thing Store MI isn't caching.
    Caching works by keeping copy of frequently/last used data in faster storage.
    (like Intels Smart Response Tech which can be combined to RAID arrays)
    Store MI is "tiered" storage which works more similar to spanning/striping.
    It combines capacity of both used drives into one virtual drive, moving data between them depending how frequenctly it's used.