Conclusion: The Seagate Momentus 750GB drive makes us wonder why we didn’t get it sooner. The performance gains that were seen compared to the factory installed drive in our ASUS laptop are incredible. Benchmark after benchmark resulted in the 7200 RPM, 16MB cache drive dominating the slower 5400RPM, 8MB cache drive. While just looking at those numbers alone would probably be enough to convince readers that the one is better than the other, the resulting graphs prove it.
Summary: With a current online price of about $100 this vast 750GB laptop hard drive is a great solution for the storage hungry laptop-junkie. Solid State Drives are an excellent mobile computing choice – if you have the green to meet the current high price tags. But if you are in need of high capacity storage for your laptop on a budget, without compromising too much, the latest in the momentus line of 2.5″ SATA II laptop hard drives, the model ST9750420AS with its 750GB of...
Conclusion: We found the Seagate Momentus 500 GB 2.5 inch (7200.4) to be a great upgrade to what had been the questionable purchase of a POS Toshiba laptop. Previous to the Seagate Momentus we were using the laptop but not entirely happy with it’s performance. Having used equivalent Core 2 Duo desktop processors running at 2 GHz which we were entirely satisfied with, the 2 GHz processor in the laptop just didn’t seem to be performing up to par.
Excerpt: Another day, another hard disk review; and again we have ourselves a notebook drive. It seems to be the trend of making things smaller and more energy efficient; one thing that can be said for sure is that notebooks are the most power efficient units around, certainly when compared to a desktop PC.
Summary: I really went into this skeptical, I promise I did. But I’ve been using this drive daily for weeks, and I just can’t find a single weak spot. The only thing I can come up with is a slight increase in susceptibility to gyroscopic effects over a 5400 RPM drive, but laptop drives being laptop drives, they’re designed to cope with these stresses.
Summary: Upgrading an older laptop is a tricky business; you can only go so far with it, and the upgrade parts tend to be expensive. Indeed, for many laptops, the only possible hardware upgrades are the hard drive and the ram. You can always opt for a bigger hard drive right out of the box, but laptop manufacturers usually charge a premium for this.
Summary: While the sexy-fast Mtron SSD will grab the spotlight, the majority of folks looking to upgrade their notebooks will reach for either the Western Digital or Seagate models. We lean toward the Seagate Momentus because of its speed advantage and killer five-year warranty. Its free-fall sensor also makes us feel warm and fuzzy about data integrity and seals the deal.
Summary: As a performance drive, the speedy 7200.2 has its merits. However, bear in mind that this is Silent PC review. Our bias favors low noise, and, acoustically, the 7200.2 doesn't pass muster. Our interest in notebook drives is largely based on using them as quieter alternatives to desktop drives, but our 7200.2 sample is no quieter than a good desktop drive, it's slower, smaller and four times the price.
Excerpt: While we focus a lot on the desktop sectors at TweakTown, we do also like to keep an eye on the mobile sectors and as of late there has been a huge development. First we have the release of Core Duo and Core Solo CPU's for Intel lovers. On the other side of the CPU cotenant we have AMD and its Mobile Turion and Turion X2 CPU's.