Summary: I thought I wouldn't see the boot up time increases with my Laptop since it's just a i5 2410m (but maybe the 1333mhz ram helps a bit..) but I've been getting more or less the same. My windows boots up 50% faster, from over a minute, down to almost 30 seconds!
Pros: Amazing performance increases and boot up times, Runs faster than my previous 5400 Drive (which is usually standard in low-mid grade laptops), Good amount of storage
Cons: Drive is a bit louder than my 5400rpm drive both in general and reading/writing, but the performance gains hardly make this a con.
Summary: buy the last , beacause my laptop was too slow to boot.... 1m45 s with a black 75 GB, because i have a lot of things to load ( i'm a programmer) with this, now it's about 45 sec! and after 2-3 month , all is ok!
Summary: Amazing harddrive. After reading some reviews of people not liking this drive I took the plunge and man am I glad I did. My bootup time on my Macbook Pro went from 1:06 down to 19 seconds. My computer is way more responsive. It actually runs like a Macbook Pro should, like a Pro computer. The drive installed perfectly and runs dead silent. Honestly I could not be happier, this drive screams!! Seriously the best upgrade I could have done for the money.
Pros: Fit perfectly in my 2011 Macbook Pro, Screaming fast speed, Formatted with no issues, drive is dead silent, no vibration at 7200 RPM
Noticeable improvement in early 2011 MBP (non retina)
Larry "Larry", Amazon
3 April 2013
Summary: I have installed Momentus drives in my Synology NAS (DiskStation 409slim) and XT versions in my 2009 mini and a 2009 white MacBook for a friend. I am a big fan of Seagate products and their warranty support. I installed this unit in my wife's early 2011 MBP (non Retina) replacing her 5400rpm 320GB Hitachi drive.
Summary: Using it on a Dell M4500 running Linux (Fedora 18) and it runs great. Sometimes when writing large files the OS seems to hang up while it is processing the write, but that could be to do with the Linux compatibility not the drive itself.