HDD Review: Seagate Momentus 7200.4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nuckinfuts, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    For anyone looking to purchase a hard drive upgrade for their Macbook pro

    Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS
    Purchased from: Newegg.com
    Capacity: 500GB
    Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
    Cache: 16MB
    Form Factor: 2.5"
    Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s

    Installed into: mid-2010 Macbook Pro 13" base model (2.4Ghz C2D)

    I see no real difference between the stock 250GB and this one, but hey no difference isn't bad for the price point and the size. For raw stats, here is the AJA test results:

    From reading around, this is a problem with some drives. This drive is louder than the stock drive but the fans in the back overpower it even at low temperatures.

    This drive does have a barely noticeable vibration when you place your hand over the bay, but I never really looked for vibration before installing it so its hard to compare. Suffice it to say it's not obnoxious and you can't notice it while typing.
  2. MJNBGA macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    New Zealand
    Thanks. I'm looking into buying this. Or maybe the 750 GB Momentus.

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