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Seagate Momentus 5400
6.0 out of 10

Seagate Momentus 5400

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Momentus 5400

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Overall 6
6.0

Not Reliable In My Experience

Michael Millman, Amazon
12 July 2014
  • Summary: Although they perform nicely, 2 out of 3 of these drives I've purchased failed prematurely, just out of warranty period.
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Overall 6
6.0

Seagate Momentus 500GB Notebook drive

Michael R., Newegg
19 August 2012
  • Summary: Got this on sale when the price first came down to use in an external USB 2.0 housing I picked up. Just something to carry around to move files. Works in that regard, which is about all 5400 RPM drives are good for, even for laptops.
  • Pros: Price was decent on sale. Wouldn't pay more than this for a 5400 RPM drive. Warranty is good
  • Cons: Still a little pricey for a slower notebook drive. Hopefully prices will come down more. About the same specs as everyone else's 5400 RPM drives.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nothing special at all

Peter R., Newegg
16 February 2011
  • Summary: I went from a 320gb third generation seagate to this guy here and the difference was truly disappointing. I was initially under the assumption that this was a fifth generation seagate, when in fact its only the fourth with an extended warranty (if this is wrong, please reply to me).
  • Pros: Drive doesn't fail. 5 year warranty. Not excessively loud, or power thirsty.
  • Cons: Not superficially faster than the previous generation of Seagates. Firmware from 2006! Thanks Seagate
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Overall 6
6.0

Seagate hard-drives

Kenneth W., Newegg
6 July 2009
  • Summary: check your drives out as soon as you get them.
  • Pros: 1 of the hard drives works well
  • Cons: the second hard drive I bought did not work
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Drive and Super Price !

Melvin B., Newegg
28 May 2009
  • Summary: You may also want to understand that this is a 5400 RPM drive that some older laptop/notebooks were not designed for, suggest you contact your laptop/notebook manufacture for compatibility/service advise.
  • Pros: Segate has always been a great manufacture of reliable HDs and I have purchased many of them and not had any problems with them. Newegg also has great products and excellant prices. This is a fantastic price!
  • Cons: Buyers should be aware that the manufacture info tab of this listing has indications of of a three yr limited warranty and another place it has said the drive comes with the manufacture's 5 yr warranty. I called Seagate and they report that they do not warranty OEM drives sold by Newegg. The driv...
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Overall 6
6.0

Fast but noisey

Ronald P., Newegg
18 May 2009
  • Pros: Fast Hard drive for one running at 5400rpm. Previous Seagates have been very reliable compared to some other brands.
  • Cons: Noisey. The drive clicks quite a bit and sounds like raindrops while the heads seek. Have tested the drive out multiple times but it seems that Seagate doesn't support AAM anymore. Hence the lowered rating that I am giving it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Crashed at 6 Months

Chris D., Newegg
10 April 2009
Overall 6
6.0

not so quiet afterall

Kent T., Newegg
9 February 2009
  • Summary: The mentioned clicking sounds had me concerned that the disk might be bad and on the verge of failure, but after testing it frequently with Seagate's SeaTools software (both the Windows and bootable DOS versions) and 3rd party utilities, so far it appears everything is ok.
  • Pros: It hasn't failed; when it's busy, it's (ironically) quiet (see cons below about noise).
  • Cons: When this drive busy (reading a large file, defragging) it's only sound is the "whoosh" of the spinning platter. However, when it's idling it makes an occasional random click/clunk sounds which sound like the disk head parking and unparking. It's the kind of thing that can annoy someone like me w...
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Overall 6
6.0

Failed in less than 30 days

Joy M., Newegg
22 January 2009
  • Summary: Seagate warrants this drive for 5 years, and all I have to do is ship it do them. Require good warranty policies for your mobile 2.5" drives, as their MTBF is generally abysmal next to their 3.5" counterparts. No blaming seagate for this failure. Currently about to ship this one out for replacement.
  • Pros: Top of the line ATA6 performance with a 5400RPM spindle speed. Acceptable seek times, very quiet seeks. Used 160GB version in Dell Latitude D400 w/ 2GB DDR2 and 915 chipset. This was a pretty quick setup due to this drive, and would breathe new life into any mobile setup chained to 2.5" parallel ...
  • Cons: This drive failed after 28 days with moderate use and ambient temps in the high 50s, and no physical shock.
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Overall 6
6.0

Finally Crashed after 18 Months

Anonymous, Newegg
19 January 2009
  • Summary: So after 18 months of ownership this drive crashed. I have never had any problems with the drive until today, when out of the blue the drive failed. It hasn't completely gone yet, but it is unmountable and will not allow a boot into OSX.
  • Pros: The drive was a great price for the capacity at the time of purchase (8/07). Fairly quiet and cool operation.
  • Cons: It crashed.
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