Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review – SSD Performance With HDD Capacity
3 January 2012
Conclusion: As a person who owns and uses various SSD’s and the first-generation Momentus drive, I am very happy with the new Momentus XT. It delivers around 120/120Mbps read/write performance, directly competing against like drives on the market, and even challenging SSDs as shown in a few tests. Fast Factor and Adaptive Memory Technology really help the Momentus XT shine, especially after looking at the PCMark 7, compression and transfer tests, and boot/loading benchmarks.
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.
Seagate Momentus 750GB (ST9750420AS) 2.5 inch Notebook Storage Hard drive
15 February 2011
Conclusion: The sequential and Burst rate seem to be a strong point for this drive so far but access time during write test takes a hit. It could be because of the density of the platter. Write Access time and Boot Load time does show a difference as well. For some, 750GB is a lot of space for a notebook and for some, they rather have have a big enough storage space inside their notebook compared to carrying an external drive.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Seagate wasn’t the first to the 7,200rpm mark, but that hasn’t stopped it from making the fastest hard drive around. The Momentus 7200.2 has a well-deserved reputation as the notebook hard-drive performance king. What you give up in space, you gain in speed—the Momentus easily eclipses the ginormous Western Digital Scorpio in read speed, access time, and all around zippiness. (Seagate has announced but not shipped a 200GB version of this drive.
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.