Anandtech review of the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid 750 GB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theSeb, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. theSeb, Dec 13, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011

    theSeb macrumors 604

    theSeb

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    Poole, England
    #1
    This is a drive that is mentioned a lot on these forums so the article is worth a read

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5160/seagate-2nd-generation-momentus-xt-750gb-hybrid-hdd-review

    There is this to consider when looking at the benchmarks:

     
  2. msavwah macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Location:
    Oahu
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    #3
    Hybrid drives are silly. Either shell out and get the speed and reliability of the SSD or save your money by buying a normal platter-based drive.
     
  4. PhilN macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Location:
    Northeastern PA
    #4
    Why are they silly? if you have a MBP as your computer, want to keep the optical drive and need space, they are a reasonable option.

    Spending a grand on a 512 GB SSD could be considered silly by some, but not the guy or gal who carries a grand in their pocket at any given time.

    Everything has it's purpose and it's consumers. It's relevant to the buyer...
     
  5. squeakr macrumors 68000

    squeakr

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    #5
    In your opinion. I have a 500 model and it works wonders. A good stop gap when one could use a little more than a standard drive offers.
     
  6. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

    teerexx52

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    Location:
    Florida West Coast
    #6
    Agree
     
  7. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Location:
    Sagittarius A*
    #7
    I couldn't justify spending an absolute fortune shelling out on a 512Gb SSD never mind what the 768Gb models will end up costing! I've just upgraded my 500Gb Momentus XT in my MBP 2010 because I was approaching 90% full for the XT 2 750Gb and it seems noticeably faster. For a single drive upgrade when you need large capacity and speed it's the best way to go for me.

    One warning though - some users have found HFS+ problems with the XT2 on Lion 10.7.2 but I'm not one of them!
     

Share This Page