Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB / 2.5 inch hard drive
Don Huffman "TheCircleDancer", Amazon
26 January 2014
Summary: This hard drive runs like a stripped-ass-ape. I love this HD. First: I am not a gamer so those game player issues do not apply to me. Find a gamer review. And do not drop your computer... I want speed, size, and simplicity. I wanted to install my own, first hard drive failure I have gone through.
Summary: Pulled a smaller 7200rpm drive out of an enclosure to use in a system as a boot drive, replaced it with this. don't need random access in a usb drive, this was an obvious choice. big, quiet, low power, fast sequentials, exactly what i needed.
Pros: cheap, slim (7mm), 500gb, good sequential speeds, low power usage
Summary: I have quite a few of these (about 16) and so far have not had any failures (some are 3 years old). If you don't have a need for the speed of SSDs or want to spend as much money as they cost, these are a good low-cost alternative.