Seagate Momentum Xt Hybrid Drive/ Mew Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zer0cool2011, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. zer0cool2011 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    Anyone tried one of these Hybrid drives from Seagate in their 2011 Macbook Pro yet?
    I know there were reportedly issues in the older Macbooks, but supposedly the new Seagate firmware has resolved them.
    The 500 GB 7200 RPM can be had for under $100.
  2. acron1 macrumors regular


    Dec 7, 2008
    Anyone??? I would like to know as well. It's selling for $99 @ Microcenter...
  3. Hawaga macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    There's another thread about this one:

    Last post indicates problems (freezing apps...)

    Funny I was in an Apple Store yesterday considering buying a 17"MBP and the vendor recommended it to me almost immediately when I talked about SSD replacement for the HD...
  4. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    I am currently using the one transplanted from my early 2008 into my new 2011. I am not seeing any issues. Time will tell (and I am running the most current, SD24, firmware).
  5. dmarch macrumors regular


    Nov 14, 2007
    Big Sky, MT
    Just swapped one out of my 2010 Core i7 last night. I was getting some random hangs, and didn't trust it. Replaced with 750 GB Western Digital Scorpio Black.
  6. Tabris82 macrumors member


    Nov 4, 2010
    Manchester CT
    I currently have one in my 15" 2.2... Haven't had a problem since install. Just be sure to update the firmware beforehand. I have heard too much about the stock firmware on there to mess with it.
  7. cruiser34 macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2010
    i've just ordered the seagate 500gb

    how do i check the firmware, and upgrade if necessary?
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
  9. cruiser34 macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2010
    thanks, seems i'm on SD28 (latest from what i know)

    for anyone that wanted to know i hooked the momentus XT up to my MBP 13" (mid 2010) externally via USB

    i formatted it then installed OSX. i did the files transfer part when asked in the process. that took a few hours.
    i then pulled the old drive out and screwed the momentum XT in.
    it's like nothing ever changed, apart from having twice the space now :)

    as for speed, it does seem a little quicker, we'll see if it 'learns' and makes things even faster
  10. BluewindsLegacy macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2012
    Strangely enough, I purchased the 750GB flavor of the Hybrid drive along with 16GB of memory from Newegg the other day and installed it in a brand-new 13' MBP, did a Remote Installation of lion and it was good to go, I haven't noticed any slow downs or issues with the drive itself. Installation was quick and easy all that was needed was to partition the drive and install Lion, starting up the system only took about 40 seconds (after configuration of Lion).

    Naturally it doesn't beat a true SSD..
  11. cruiser34 macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2010
    cool, mine starts in about 36/37 seconds, and thats opening a program too. happy with that
  12. cruiser34 macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2010
    there is a little noise of these i've noticed. nothing major but enough to notice

    i guess it's the jump up in speed from 5400 to 7200
  13. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
  14. jesterscourt macrumors regular


    Mar 4, 2009
    I bought the 750 hybrid a few weeks ago. Works great so far, although it does take a bit of a battery hit.

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