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: 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.
Summary: I have an average level of computer intelligence for a 25 year old. I purchased this drive for my 2008 uni-body Macbook Pro 15", and it installed easily with no problems at all. The drive does sit a little loose in the hard drive bay of my laptop, but not problems so far. With the old hard drive in an enclosure and connected via USB, hold down Command + R to access your Mac's boot up whatever-it's-called.
Summary: I purchased this drive to upgrade my existing drive on my hp pavilion dv7. Setup was very easy i downloaded disk wizard from seagate's site installed, cloned and replaced the old drive with this one. I must say i have noticed great improvement in my laptop's boot time went from approx 40 secs to about 20-25 secs. Programs opens up almost like ssd performance i can say this because i have an ssd on another laptop running similar programs. So its therefore worth the try.