Momentus XT vs SSD

Hey gurus, my budget on storage is $150. The Seagate Momentus XT currently meets that at $150. I can get the Corsair Nova 64gb SSD for $60 a Western Digital 500gb HDD for $80. Total $140. Since the SSD-HDD setup is only 10 dollars cheaper then the Momentus, money isn't really an issue. I wil be moving my users folder to the HDD if I choose that setup. What do you guys think? Im new to building systems, and I like simplicity, but I like performance slightly more. Should I take the plunge and get SSD or stick with simpler, kinda slower Momentus XT? Tell me what you guys think.

Thanks, elramster
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  1. Combination SSD and HD is better than Momentus XT in the performance.

    you can get the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR60GB 2.5" 60GB for $68
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226247


    and amsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ for $70 after $10 off
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    or if you are near microcenter you can get Patriot Pyro PP60GS25SSDR 2.5" 60GB SATA III for $50 after MIR
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0370701

    or the new intel 330 SSDSC2CT060A3K5 2.5" 60GB for $65 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167120&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL051512&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL051512-_-EMC-051512-Index-_-SSD-_-20167120-L017A

    Corsair Nova only support SATA II.
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