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.
Summary: I bought this to replace the 250 Gb hard drive that came with my 2010 Macbook pro, as I had run out of storage space. The first thing I noticed about this drive is that it is MUCH faster than my older drive. Boot time is easily half what it used to be, and applications open much quicker. As advertised, the drive actually opens some applications even faster as you use them.
Summary: I bought this drive as an upgrade for my black 13" Macbook (2008 model) from the 250 gig original. I wanted an SSD drive but I also wanted more space. I didn't want to break the bank because I figure I'll go to a 15" MBP or whatever is shiny and new in a couple of years. The scoop is I haven't had any problems whatsoever. It was a very easy upgrade to perform and now I've got 200% more storage space but I can't say that I've observed any performance improvement.
Fantastic drive but requires a little elbow grease to work perfectly
23 October 2012
Summary: I just received this Seagate Momentus XT 750GB drive and installed it in my 3 year old Sony Vaio laptop. I used Acronis to clone my old 320GB drive and then placed it into the laptop. It started up perfectly and I was off and running...or so I thought. The one (two to be precise) problem that I had was with Windows Update and Microsoft Security Essentials. Both programs were unable to update from the web.
Large Capacity External Storage in a Physically Small Package
William W. Gorman Jr., Amazon
10 October 2012
Summary: This product provide a quick compact large capacity (2 TB) storage with just a USB connection----no power supply needed. Seagate supplies some extra programs for backup if you don't have other software already on-hand (I use existing programs). Transfer of data is fast and there is little power drain from battery operated laptops.
Summary: Last year I bought a Momentus XT 500 GB from first version of the XT family. I bought a second drive from 2nd family of XT drives expecting to have an enourmous increase in boot speed, and program load. I bought it for a Dell Latitude E6510 which I wasn't aware it only supports SATA II 3GB/s which was a huge turndown for me since I can't explote all the new drive's potential.
Summary: Purchased this device as a replacement for an AlienWare M14xA1 after a total system crash. The drive works, mounted, system detected it right away, and partitioning a Unix/Windows 7 device went flawlessly. There's no real noticable performace increase from this being a hybrid HDD/SSD vs. your standard HDD. Overall, good drive, it works, but nothing super impressive about it. So, 4/5.
Summary: I loved this drive when I initially installed it. It was wicked fast and really sped up Windows sessions on Parallels. Unfortunately, I started experiencing the spinning beach balls that lasted 10-60 seconds. After a lot of research on the Internet, I discovered that there's a compatibility problem with the chipset in the late 2008 unibody MacBook Pro's, not just for this drive but other SSD's as well.