Reviews and Problems with Seagate Momentus XT (STBD750100/ STAN500200/ ST750LX003/ ST93205620AS/ ST95005620AS)
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What a piece of junk!!!
Timothy P., Newegg
29 April 2015
Cons: Where do I start? First drive was not recognized by any system: Laptop, PCs, Netbook. RMAed and got new drive. Same thing. Never recognized. This was the biggest waste of money I have ever spent. Seagate will never get my business again. When I called the second time, it was past their window on ...
Summary: Bought the drive in January of 2012. Worked excellent for 2 years. Fast and reliable. Then the errors started. The Mac pinwheel was constantly hanging around and I was getting constant kernel panics. Checked the HDD with a OSX drive test software suite. Tons of errors.
Summary: Installed this in the hard drive bay of my HP DV6 1054cl & installed Windows 7 Pro. It booted up and worked for about 6 hours (through the multiple Win7 patch downloads & upgrades, etc).
Pros: It fit inside the drive bay of the HP 1054cl DV6 entertainment laptop (no rattling and not too tight) Perfect fit.
Cons: This thing needs a radiator similar to those found on the WD Raptor line. Due to it's poor heat dissipation inside the laptop, I removed it and installed it inside my desktop which has plenty of ventilation and 8 fans moving air around the chassis. It's consistently around 31 to 34 C and it works...
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...
Terrible. Ordered two, both failed within an hour.
Jeffrey K., Newegg
11 December 2013
Pros: Fast, when working.
Cons: Ordered two of these, and put them in external enclosures. Both failing within an hour of turning on. Always had bad luck with refurb drives, and now I remember why. One started making a loud grinding noise. The other started making a ton of scratching noises, then failed not too soon after.
Summary: I know I'm an idiot for not backing up my turbo tax data and other important info. However, I have never had a brand new hard drive fail like that after just one month. Usually there is some kind of warning if bad sectors and read errors start occuring. Just sucks for me!
Pros: Boot and App Load Performance close to SSD speed.
Cons: I first used a Momentus XT 500 for a couple of years and wanted to upgrade to a 750 for the added SSD cache, so I cloned my 500 up to the 750 using Acronis True Image. It worked fine for over a month and I did notice increased speed in boot and application load times. After a reasonable burn-in p...
Summary: Would have been nice to have a working hard drive by now. (DOA) Now I'm out the return shipping and still need to shop for a new one. I think I will stay away from Newegg's "refurbished" items in the future.