Seagate 750Gb HDD Hybrid XT in 2011 MBP 13"

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    Anyone place the new 750 Seagate Hybrid drive in their 2011 Base 13" MBP?

    How is the performance with Sata III

    I am buying one of these as a refurb from Apple, then thinking of getting this drive as my 500GB Hybrid is only Sata II or 3.0GBps
     
  2. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Neither one of the drives is fast enough to saturate SATA II


    Anandtech has a good review which shows how the 750 stacks up against the 500

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5160/seagate-2nd-generation-momentus-xt-750gb-hybrid-hdd-review
     
  3. Wicked1, Jan 4, 2012
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    Wicked1

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    Still best bang for your $ since SSD's are still way too costly for the size I would need which is a minimum of 500GB. I have had great luck with my 500 XT so I just need to order the 750GB and give my 500GB to my son for his 2010 MBP.

    Great review and information on that link though.
     
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    It cannot compete with a SSD+HDD combination but it is a lot faster than a simple standard HDD and much cheaper than the SSD+HDD option.
    Sata 3 doesn't matter at all.
    Powerconsumption is not the best. Not ideal for notebook use but if speed is your primary concern, you need the space and a real SSD+HDD is too expensive it is still the best option.
     

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