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Seagate Momentus 5400
5.9 out of 10

Seagate Momentus 5400

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Momentus 5400

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Overall 4
4.0

Drive Runs Noticably Hot in a MacBook Pro

jjgent, Amazon
5 November 2012
  • Summary: I have always been a Seagate guy, so I bought this drive to replace the stock drive in my Mid-2009, 17" MacBook Pro. As soon as I purchase and installed the drive, I noticed that the entire corner where the drive was housed within the case (to the left of the trackpad), was very warm.
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Overall 4
4.0

Brought 4 - one died within 5 minutes

Jonathan B, Amazon
24 October 2011
  • Summary: I bought four of these drives to use to transfer photos/video while on the road. Within five minutes of turning it on, one of them had already died. Luckily Amazon took it back without any hassle and sent me a new one. However, I'm still weary about using these for important data.
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Overall 4
4.0

so much for thinking its reliable

Robert W., Newegg
26 August 2009
  • Summary: My hope is that I can return it without a big hassle and get full credit or a replacement within a week... will see.
  • Pros: Seagates a reputable brand...right? Bigger harddrives are better...right? it fit so it should work...right?
  • Cons: worked for a month! Not as reliable as I expected. the cost for an ATA is a chunk higher than Sata and not as fast. Still, it's gotta be compatible or whats the point of upgrading the unit.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died after a few days.

Alexander W., Newegg
6 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought this to replace an 80GB Seagate that appeared to have failed. After a few days this new drive failed as well. It had been running for a few hours copying the old drive data over to it. I later figured out that the original drive was actually fine.
  • Pros: Great price for such a hi-capacity drive.
  • Cons: It died after only a few days of use.
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Overall 4
4.0

it's loud.

Dude, Amazon
4 August 2009
  • Summary: I guess I never had a 'loud' HDD before. Because when I'd read reviews, I couldn't understand why people made such a big deal of the 'noise' of a HDD. I mean - they're all quiet, right? Well. This one is loud, and it's annoying to sit at a computer and listen to this for more than a few minutes!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed

Matthew S., Newegg
25 July 2009
  • Pros: Good price for a high capacity IDE drive, warranty.
  • Cons: Drive failed after less than 1 year of use. Not what I expected from a seagate.
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Overall 4
4.0

Never buy Seagate again, sorry I strayed WD!

Anonymous, Newegg
13 July 2009
  • Summary: Should have bought WD Scorpio as usual.......never have had a DUD straight out of the wrapper before with them.
  • Pros: Decent price for old technology (gave one egg for that).
  • Cons: 2 out of 3 ordered were DUDS! One didn't work period, another clicks and the third seems to be ok (gave one egg for the drive that does work).
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Overall 4
4.0

Died in 6 Months

Michael F., Newegg
13 June 2009
  • Summary: I don't know if it is something about the laptop I am using, or maybe I am just hard on internal drives because of lugging the laptop around frequently, but I do not seem to be having good luck with the hard drives in this machine.
  • Pros: Fast and quiet. Reasonably priced.
  • Cons: Died in 6 months, 15 days.
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Overall 4
4.0

Misleading Description

Mal, Amazon
28 August 2013
  • Summary: Just received this item in post in a jiffy bag with no additional protection. There is no mention on the Amazon Website that this is a recertified disc and not new. I will install it but if any problems arise it will be going back!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Received Old Re-Manufactured Drive

Spiff, Amazon
31 March 2013
  • Summary: I ordered what appeard to be a "too good to be true" offer. It turned out that it was. The item was sold as a brand new Seagate Momentus 750gb 7200rpm SATA hard drive. It was the right item but it had a sticker on it that showed that the drive was remanufactured by someone other than Seagate.
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