Hybrid Drive advice needed.

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Hi All,

    Looking for advice from those that know - what would be the best Hybrid drive to go for to replace my 500gb MBP stock drive.

    Looking for more oomph, but not into SSHD territory with similar capacity - as waaay too expensive.


    With a Hybrid drive - what specs should I look for?

    Thanks all


    PS - I am search the forums - but looking for up-to-date feedback:)
     
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Is there more than one hybrid drive on the market? Seagate Momentus XT is the only one I know of. People who get a hybrid drive always get the Momentus XT.
     
  3. seong macrumors 65816

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    I don't wat to repeat this again, but yes, Seagate Momentus XT is the only hybrid available in the market.
    However, remember that there are some problems with this drive on Macbook Pros. That's the only reason that I didn't choose Hybrid over traditional drive.
     
  4. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    I thought firmware SD25 solved the problems that it had.
     
  5. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Is that firmware for the drive, or for the Macbook Pro - and where do you get it from?

    cheers
     
  6. solowmodel macrumors 6502

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    I bought a Momentus XT a couple of days ago. Hopefully will be installing it tomorrow.
     
  7. Philflow macrumors 65816

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  8. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Thanks - just bought the drive - how do I find out what firmware it comes with? It's brand new.
     
  9. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    If you have Windows you can run Crystal Disk Info.

    I don't know how to do it in OS X.
     
  10. Trentolol macrumors member

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    Under "About my Mac" then Serial-ATA you can find it next to the XT name.

    Don't have mbp with me right now, anyone have screenshots?
     
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  12. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    I haven't checked rev yet...but so far I am enjoying this drive. Hopefully it will prove reliable too, it certainly helps breathe some life into an older laptop.
     
  13. Tydog07 macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered my drive yesterday and it will come in the mail tomorrow. I have a few questions:


    I've read that there is a newer firmware for it SD26, has anyone tried that? What will for sure work with my 2011 15" 2.2?


    Should I Carbon Clone the XT first and then update the firmware, or should I do the firmware first?


    Do these drives have TRIM support, do they even need it?


    How do I update the firmware? Just burn the .iso to a CD and then boot it and follow the instructions?
     
  14. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Made another video showing boottime and application launching with Seagate XT in OS X.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZLNGI6KP2Y

    Your drive will probably come with SD25 or SD26. In that case there's no need to upgrade.

    In case it comes with SD23 or SD24 you'll need to upgrade. the update app runs in Windows. You can do it from bootcamp or a Windows PC.
     
  15. Tydog07 macrumors 6502

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    I don't really care to run windows, I'm pretty sure it works with Mac OS X, I just need the .iso or something along that line. I'll most likely call a Seagate representative or write them an email.
     

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