Has anyone here tried using the Momentus XT Hybrid disks in a real server as balance between performance and cost? What were the results?
I've heard desktop-focused reviews on both sides: a few cases where it made dramatic improvements, and a few where it didn't help at all. Those who reported improvements generally said it took a bit to reach that level, as the drive learns what needs to go in the SSD area over time. That would also explain some of the negative reviews: a "journalist" who only a spent a day with a drive before writing it up. Work-load on the drive could be another big factor, depending on what your I/O behavior is like; a server might put a very different kind of load on the disks than a desktop. Thus I'm hoping to find someone with real-world results from a server with a few of these disks working in a RAID volume.