Is this a Momentus XT? And Firmware update question.

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  1. Mobius 1, May 10, 2011
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    Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, picture heavy =D


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    1. Is this a Momentus XT HYBRID with 4GB NAND and 7200RPM 500GB?
    2. Is it good? Coz it's $101 [not kidding]

    and I'm about to buy it.



    And how do I update the firmware on this hybrid HDD?
     
  2. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    The XT version is the hybrid with the SSD and traditional together. The non XT version is the standard drive. All XTs are 7200. The price is average, and I have one and like it, although some have had issues so be warned. The latest firmware is obtainable through Seagate's website with the instructions to flash to it. It is super easy and menu driven.
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Yes it is a Momentus XT. You can get them online for that price on newegg, amazon, etc. Is that drive used? I wouldn't buy it if it's used. Get a new one.
     
  4. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    menu? you mean an app?


    it's new, that's a display


    yeah i know.
    i'll be buying it from a shop
     
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    Not an app. Burns the image to a disk, restart and follow the menu prompts.
     
  7. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok, so burn it to a CD.

    restart while booting from the CD?
     
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    Yep, restart the computer and hold down the 'C' button. That will go to a screen which asks you which startup volume you'd like (otherwise it always just automatically goes to your default startup disk) and follow the prompts.
     
  9. cube macrumors G5

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    C boots from optical. Alt asks where to boot from. D runs diagnostics from optical. T is target disk mode. Shift is safe mode.

    Alt+Cmd+P+R is reset PRAM.
     
  10. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    where's the link to the drive's latest firmware update?

    ok i understand.

    1. Download
    2. Burn to CD
    3. Restart, while on startup press "C"
    4. Shut down
    5. Drive FW updated

    did i do anything wrong in the process i thought?


    EDIT: Found it. http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=215451&NewLang=en


    still wondering about the FW update process


    i also want to reset PRAM and SMC

    PRAM= alt cmd p r (thx cube!) while on startup
    SMC=?
     
  11. cube macrumors G5

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    Reset SMC: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964

    Burn the iso as an image with Disk Utility. Do not burn it as a file.

    After booting with this disc, you'll get some license/info page which you have to acknowledge, and then get a menu.

    Have the machine with a full battery charge and plugged to the mains. Power off during any firmware update is terrible.

    I think after flashing the updater will ask you to press some key to restart.
     
  12. cube macrumors G5

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    I would only upgrade if the drive gives you some trouble (eg: battery drain because of not spinning down, stalls, etc.)

    I had got the drive with SD22 without noticing any trouble, and I just upgraded to SD23 which caused the disk not to spin down anymore. I had to wait for SD24, which did not fix my problem, and then SD25, which did.

    But there's some people that report that SD25 didn't help them.
     
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  14. cube macrumors G5

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    I don't remember that part. Just follow the instructions on the screen.
     
  15. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    alreet.

    already asked the store to order me a new momentus XT

    will do the upgrades soon
     
  16. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    hey guys is this an iphone ? please confirm...


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  17. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    may i see the bottom left and upper left?

    also, the mem size plz

    iPhone 4 but further details unknown
     
  18. Sgt93 macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahahahahahahahaha Sorry, that is some funny stuff.
     
  19. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    One more question


    does this drive support TRIM?
     

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