Momentus XT Speed test + comparison [VIDEO]

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  1. Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

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    my 5400 rpm writes 74.9 mb/s and reads 76.5 mb/s. nice scores on the momentus.
     
  3. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    mine is a 5400RPM dating back from 2008, fujitsu to be exact

    yours is new, correct?
     
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    2010 toshiba stock drive.
     
  5. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, yours is newer than mine
     
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    still quite surprised (and happy) that my 5400 rpm comes somewhat close to the momentus xt. of course the mxt isn't crazy fast or anything but you'd think it would destroy a standard 5400 rpm stock drive. at least i would.
     
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    I too thought that, but the entire ideaokoy of the solid state/mechanical was never that we'll implemented, I can't ever see me purchasing one..
     
  8. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nah it's just a nice upgrade i got for my really old mac
     
  9. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    hopefully it continues to work well for you and you don't become a part of the horror stories. :]
     
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    Regular Hitachi 7200...
     

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    0_0


    maybe i have a broken mac
     
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    do you realise how silly those drives are now? :p
     
  13. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol
     
  14. ooans macrumors 6502

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    A year ago or so I bought a Momentus XT to replace my 7200rpm Seagate.

    The Momentus XT was louder and slower than my previous 7200rpm Seagate.
    The problem wasn't with the 4GB SSD part of the drive, but the regular hard drive part. At least at that time the web was filled with people complaining about that drive, saying that the regular hard drive part isn't very good. That a normal 7200rpm drive is better. I agreed with them.

    I've rarely been so dissapointed, and ended up returning it to the store and going back to my 7200rpm Seagate.

    It is possible that Seagate have replaced the regular hard drive of the Momentus XT with a better one since this happened.

    O
     
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    Its the feeling that counts..

    I am not sure if it is even possible to make a correct measurement in terms of speed with the XT since its built up different It uses the Flash part only for temporary speed ups.

    In my case I have been extremely pleased with the drive. I have the later version with the newer firmware 22. For my needs I just could not go with an SSD because I need a large drive. It felt a lot faster to the standard 7200 drive and it still is. In the end the feeling counts and my drive is very snappy and responsive - thats what counts for me. Some numbers does not reflect it for me. My old drive went into my brothers Macbook so everybody wins..

    It was a real nice upgrade and cheap, - compared to 1000 USD SSD Drive
     
  19. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    kind of a bump but..

    dude, my mac is a old 2Ghz aluminum regular, :( it's crap and like that :(
     
  20. derickdub macrumors 6502

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    I bought the XT maybe 6 months ago for my mid-2009 13" MBP. I've been very pleased with it.

    My boot is at least 2 times faster now than with old the 5400rpm. It boots to the desktop just barely after my U2410 can even display the image, around 10-12 seconds. I'm getting 110-120 MB/s read and write speeds too. Not bad for a $90 upgrade IMO.
     
  21. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    man i wish i have a better laptop :(
     
  22. theturtle macrumors 6502a

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    Same, my momentus xt has been treating me fine. Cut boot time downs considerably.
     
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    My stock Hitachi 5400rpm drive on my '11 MBP 13" reads/writes at 56MB/s.

    For some reason AJA System Test won't run on my old '08 Alu MB 13". So I can't really benchmark that Toshiba 5400rpm drive.

    Those Fujitsu read/write speeds are quite great!
     
  25. pedrofan macrumors 6502

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    Switch to ssd... It's a whole new coputational experience
     

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