Reviews and Problems with Seagate Momentus XT (STBD750100/ STAN500200/ ST750LX003/ ST93205620AS/ ST95005620AS)
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14 February 2014
Summary: Warning!!!! If you use Adobe or any other Graphic design program do not use this type of Hard Drive. You need to read Adobes forums on HDs and what they have found with even SSDs. This was one of the worst HDs I have ever used and wont be using a Seagate again, I am actually liking the longevity of my WD caviar blacks.
Summary: I have installed memory and hard drives before, although in desktops, and this was my first update to a laptop. However, I think I did my homework, and I installed the hard drive only to have it throw status 0xc00000e, that the computer could not communicate with the hard drive. I double-checked, and the connection seems rock solid. I took it out and put the old drive back in; no problem. I am returning it and hope the 2nd one is more cooperative.
This was not compatible with my Mac Powerbook as stated.
Thomas Ramos "Thomas R", Amazon
14 January 2013
Summary: Hoping it would be compatible like the product description had mentioned I was completely disappointed. I had used a previous one and it only lasted 6 months and the warranty is useless. I took a leap of faith to buy a second unit but was let down when using standard migration and reformatting this unit would not work. I could get zero help from the factory or the seller but the did credit me back quickly.
Summary: Initially benchmarked almost equal to other 7200 rpm SATA drives on the same SATA 2 controller. Slightly slower than a HGST 2TB 3.5inch 7200rpm drive on the same port of the same controller. Where the 3.5inch 7200rpm drive's read data rate curve is flat from beginning to end, the 2.5inch 7200rpm drives I've tested all seem to be faster at the beginning of the drive and show a linear slow down across the drive.
Summary: It lasted about 6 months in my 2011 macbook. Then one day I got the dreaded gray screen of death. Luckily I had everything backed up. Still not a fun experience. I've read enough reviews now to realize that these drives have a higher than normal fail rate (both in the flash memory seizing and the physical mechanics breaking). Cool idea, but I'd wait another year or so for the technology to mature a little more.
Summary: Worked great as a 2nd drive in my 2011 MacBook Pro. Then, 5 months into it, it started randomly turning off and required a reboot for Mac to recognize it. Then it disappeared completely and wouldn't come back up. I pulled it and hooked it up to my sata hd drive reader and I heard drive clicking.. Pos! Why are hds so hit and miss nowadays?!
Summary: My old HD was getting a bit long in the tooth and it was time both for more space and a newer HD. This seemed like the perfect drive. It was FAST, it felt like a brand new laptop. Everything was great except it failed within a month. Good thing I still had my backup when I copied data from my old drive. Amazon, as always, was great and promptly swapped it out for a replacement--that failed in a month. My return window has now passed and I'm stuck with a faulty HD.
Summary: Do not buy this HDD, it may seem to be quick ,it may seem to be a bargain, but you can't afford to loss data. I have bought 500G and 750G seagate , they all failed . When the first 500G failed , I thought it was my bad luck, and because momentus is fast, I decide to try one more seagate. But after this lost, will never ever trust seagate again!
Summary: I don't normally review things online but I really have to do this one. Purchased my drive on 2/27/12. About a month ago, the drive stared to get read errors. I ignored it thinking it could be the file itself. Last week, my laptop couldn't see the drive anymore. Tried to mount the drive on my external drive so at least I can get my files out, nope. Like another poster here commented, I'm skipping the failed customer service. Getting another drive from another brand.