Hi all! I finally got my 500gb seagate Momentus XT I've been drooling over only to find out it's a complete nightmare. Upon searching through forums I have yet to find conclusive or consistent problems, I read about some I had but I had many others. I installed the drive in my macbook pro with the hopes of getting it to run faster, which it did but only in certain instances. The pros were fast boot times, applications start fast but many problems persisted. Please follow up if you've had any of these problems. 1) Clean installation of Snow Leopard got stuck at the 10 minute mark 2 times. Each install attempt took much much longer then it has in the past. 2) Disc based installation of Final Cut Studio 3 took about 6 hours. At first I thought this might be my internal drive so I bought an external DVD drive with no difference. 3) Software installations in general took much longer then they had on my hitachi 120GB 5400rpm drive, or any other mac I've used for that matter, 4) Downloads seemed to take longer 5) Upon restarts the system would half gong 2 times then boot. 6) I OS would randomly not respond. (I've heard this is a problem due to spin up/down times) 7) Firefox would crash and Safari would not let me install the web plus thing for attachments, it would just stall and never install. 8) Using compressor I had many lag problems and issues with compressor needing to "reading project" that would stall my workflow till it's done. I tried doing this task in compressor by booting externally from my old drive, this problem did not happen. 9) Launching color crashed the system in a way I've never seen (but no damage was done). That's the jist of it, I only had my drive for 3 days before returning it and now I have a 500gb western digital scorpio black on its way. For standard use of a computer the XT seems perfect but when you get into editing, pro apps and such, it causes many problems. Please share any details of problems like.