Seagate Momentus XT 500GB as secondary drive in optibay

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  1. ProphetX macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if there would be any added benefit from using a Seagate Momentus XT 500GB as my secondary optibay drive as opposed to just getting a WD 750gb black edition 7200rpm drive?

    Right now my setup is 240gb owc ssd in hdd bay with my stock 500gb 5200rpm hitachi in the optibay.
     
  2. ViviUO macrumors 6502

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    The apps you use most often would load quicker.
     
  3. dmarch macrumors regular

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    I'm running an Intel 320 120GB SSD in the Optibay and the WD Scorpio Black 750 GB HDD in the stock bay. Reason being the Scorpio Black does not have SMS. I have used both the drives you mention and found the Seagate to be power hungry, while also vibrating more than the WD. I feel the Scorpio Black 750GB is the best HDD on the market at this time. YMMV
     
  4. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    -1 for the momentus xt

    i had quite a few issues with it when i tried to install it to my last mac
    it kept freezing up and crashing, then there were kernal seizures left right and centre

    this also was a problem, but of somewhat less frequency when running win 7 via bootcamp...

    i end up returning the drive after 3 days as it was very frustrating

    i replaced it with WD scorpio black, and imho could not tell the difference btwn the two.. except the scrpio drive worked flawlessly
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    People shouldn't comment on the Momentus XT unless they are running the SD25 firmware.
     
  6. falconeight Guest

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    I have a momentus xt and it works perfectly, and its fast.
     

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