Momentus XT Formatting

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  1. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    I just installed my new xt today and to format it I did the disk utility and did erase and let it format to the default file type, is that the correct way and will that let it use the drive to full advantage?
     
  2. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    hey i have no idea to your answer, but i run the mac journaled or what ever, umm how do you like the hard drive? i am thinking about replacing my stock 7200 rpm in my 2010 mbp next month?
     
  3. tjb1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I havent really used it enough to take advantage of the flash cache yet(Atleast I dont think so) but it was quite noisy during osx install but its been very quiet now and the same as the stock 500gb 7200rpm as far as noise and vibration.

    Here is what my drive reads -


    ST95005620AS:

    Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
    Model: ST95005620AS
    Revision: SD23
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Rotational Rate: 7200
    Medium Type: Rotational
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    Macbook Pro:
    Capacity: 499.76 GB (499,763,888,128 bytes)
    Available: 463.82 GB (463,818,264,576 bytes)
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Mount Point: /
     
  4. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I used the same putting my SSD in my MBP and it works beautifully.
     
  5. tjb1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just did some tests on it after installing it about 2 hours ago

    startup to desktop including typing password...starting at the press of power button is 22 seconds

    startup to desktop including typing password...starting at screen light up is 16 seconds
     
  6. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    I had a XT for about 2 weeks and then returned it. I hated when I would close safari and it would beachball for like 4 seconds and it started clicking.. Just keep an eye for stuff just incase..
     
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