Seagate Momentus 7200 RPM 500GB ??

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    SO, i finally want to upgrade my MacBook Pro Unibody 15"
    to a 500GB 7200 RPM Drive.

    I have heard all sorts of weird things about this drive..

    Which is the correct model to get ?
    And are they reliable drives ?

    thanks!!
     
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  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have the Seagate 500GB 7200RPM and it works like a champ. A tiny little bit more vibration than my 200GB but worth it for over twice the storage!!!
     
  5. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

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    piece of ****
     
  6. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Piece of S***. The hard drive is good and performs well. But the beeping issues and the freezing takes away from it.
     
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  8. antskip macrumors regular

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    have a look at the review here: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/seagate_momentus_500gb/.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I preferred the Scorpio Blue, but it is personal preference
    You will find some who love the Seagate and some who curse it
    Same with the WD drives

    Scorpio Blue and Black Review

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  10. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    Working perfectly fine here...
     
  11. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    I replaced my 200GB 7200RPM drive with that one and love it.
     
  12. gusious macrumors 65816

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    I've never heard good words about seagates....:rolleyes:
     
  13. Zenor macrumors member

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    No vibrations or beeps here.
    I am happy with it.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    You don't look very hard. Just scroll up.

    I have one and it (knocks on wood) works flawlessly, little noise and no vibration. I've never been disappointed with a seagate drive, they've always been great products.
     
  15. Willis macrumors 68020

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    I've never had a bad experience with Seagate drives either. Work pretty damn well in my opinion.
     
  16. naelamer macrumors member

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    well it works fine for me, i have momentos ST9500420AS. Sometimes you will feel like the HDD is swallowing and freeze for a second but it only happens with OSX, im using windows via bootcamp and no problem. The HDD is perfect and if there is uncompatibility its from OSX. :rolleyes:
     
  17. gusious macrumors 65816

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    I saw all comments but it's actually what MacDawg said. What i said comes from the majority of people i've met and use seagate.
     
  18. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't they make 2 models of the Momentus ?
    One with Shake Prevention and one without ?

    Which one should i get and what's the name of it ?
     
  19. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is Confusing! 50% of the people say it's a Great Harddrive
    and the other half say it's Crap!

    What is going on here?
     
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    I have one and though it does vibrate more than the last drive I have to try really hard to feel it.

    I'm overall happy with mine. Very nice having half a terabyte in your lappy.
     
  21. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I've bought 2 of them. I put one in my ex-girlfriends MB and it works with no problems, I haven't upgraded my laptop yet (waiting for snow leopard) but I thought I would say the second one looks nice :)
     
  22. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    The Seagate 7200.4 500GB suffers from poor I/O performance.

    The 5400rpm WD5000BEVT is faster in most situations, uses less power, makes less noise and is cheaper.

    If you really want 7200rpm, get the WD3200BEKT.

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/17010/14
     
  23. wakeborder556 macrumors regular

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    When you guys installed this hard drive did you have to do anything to the jumper clip things on the hard drive?
     
  24. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    No.
     
  25. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks Philflow.

    I guess i'll settle for the WD 320GB.
    Cause i would rather have the fast 7200RPM
    than just an extra 100 GB.
     

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