Reviews and Problems with Seagate Momentus XT (STBD750100/ STAN500200/ ST750LX003/ ST93205620AS/ ST95005620AS)
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Hybrid HD Works Great
6 August 2013
Summary: This drive was purchased to replace an existing one in effort to: 1) increase performance; and 2) increase available disk space. After getting the image restored from the original drive and working with it for a week or so, the performance is noticeably better (and more disk space is available too, obviously). I prefer Seagate over other brands since I hardly have to return them compared to other brands (mostly WD). They're also quieter drives too.
Summary: Next best if you want more space. I was looking to purchase a SSD but they get really expensive at larger capacity. Hybrid Drives are the way to go if you are looking for a balance between speed and capacity.
Summary: Bought to replace the stock hard drive in a 2007 macbook3,1. Fits and works fine. The old macbook will only use 1.5Gb SATA which does not take full advantage of a modern drive like this, but it is distinctly faster than the drive it replaced. I cannot comment on longevity yet, but initial installation looks very promising.
Summary: Helped increase the speed on my HP laptop on both boot-up, and accessing programs. Installation was easy and seamless as expected. I now have 2 Seagate Hybrid drives inside my 17" laptop and my heavy programs like Photoshop and Premiere run a minimum of 2x as fast. Less lag time, nearly instant wakeup from sleep, and a great price, what more can you ask for.
Pros: Easy installation: Installed one in a fat PS3 to replace an 80GB and a second HDD in a PS3 slim to replace a 120GB.
Cons: Normal price is comparable to larger capacity HDDs. PS3 users who want to store large amounts of media directly on the internal drive and do not see value in performance gains may want to look towards 5400 RPM drives with 750GB or 1TB.