HDD comparison: Momentus XT vs. Toshiba 1TB HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Freakosuave, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Freakosuave macrumors newbie

    Freakosuave

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    After searching for answers on here, I turned to benchmarks(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/...compare,1110.html?prod[4084]=on&prod[4054]=on). However, I cannot tell which would be better and whether the speed comparisons would be noticed in real-life situations.

    Obviously, the Momentus XT will be faster because of its Hybrid structure with the 4gb SSD cache, but how much faster in reality compared to the 1TB drive. I'm coming from the stock 250GB HDD in the 13in MBP (Mid 2009) and am looking to upgrade. Just don't know which to get as I would like speed and more space. Help?
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    The 1TB is a 5400rpm hard drive while the Momentus XT is a 7200rpm hard drive. If you need the space then go with the 1TB. It will be slower then the XT because of the rotational speed regardless of its higher density.
     
  3. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    Id almost imagine botha re about the same speed. Ive seen 750gb 5400s that are as fast as most 500gb 7200.

    The xt is a nice drive though. I love mine!
     
  4. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    I am packing a Toshiba 1TB in my MBP, it works beautifully, would like a 7200RPM version of the drive, but I am happy with 5400.

    It boots fairly quickly, and holds so much data, I am only just at 60% used.
     
  5. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Well, Just switched to a Momentus XT 500GB from my 1TB Western Digital 5200RPM drive... and omg, the XT is nearly 10x faster in booting and opening programs. It can boot and open up files just as fast as my RAID-0 on the iMac. Accessing files is just like a normal 7200RPM drive though.

    I plan on using the 1TB as a Mobile Media drive. Just somewhere to store all my TV Shows and Movies.
     

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