Reviews and Problems with Seagate Momentus XT (STBD750100/ STAN500200/ ST750LX003/ ST93205620AS/ ST95005620AS)
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Good Drive, VERY Slightly Faster
T. Frink, Amazon
27 February 2014
Summary: It's a hard drive and 30 days later it hasn't failed. That's good, but nothing to write home about. As for the performance of the drive, most of the time it is identical to a regular 7200 RPM HDD with no SSD component. I believe this is probably due to the fact that the SSD component is sized too small to provide a more significant - and more persistent - performance boost.
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.
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: Using usual benchmarks, didn't notice much performance change, even compared to the previously installed 5400 drive. Has been consistent over the past three months, and I had no issues with installation or configuration for Windows use.
Summary: Using Vista on a Lenovo Y710,with dual drive setup, with a crucial ssd as a boot drive. It worked for 8 months and then crashed, replaced both drives with just this one. Although it is not as fast,it has more storage space.We'll see about reliability.
Summary: Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive ST95005620AS This drive is fast. Boot up time on my Dell Inspiron 15R was cut from 32 seconds to a shade over 20 seconds. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I have found the drive to be very quiet. There was no clicking sound. On the negative side, installing the drive was much more difficult than I thought it would be. The Dell instructions on removal and replacement of a hard drive leave a lot to be desired.
Summary: I ordered this drive to replace an existing 320 GB 7200 rpm hard drive in my Sony Vaio FW laptop. Note that only the bare drive is shipped in the package. Should you need a manual, download it from Seagate's web site. If you are doing a fresh operating system install on the drive, you should not have any problems with the drive. I elected to clone my existing disk to the new drive.