SeaGate Momentus XT Hybrid SSD-HDD? Should I?

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  1. Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

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    So last minute browsing came up with this.


    Was going to buy a X-25M from Intel (80GB)



    Have anybody tried??


    btw, is there a 2.5" version of this? My mac is 13" and will only accept 2.5" HDD/SSD


    Mac OS X 10.6.7
     
  2. mrwonkers macrumors 6502

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    Buy a 5400rpm secondhand drive I have one that works intermittently, I'm happy to swap it to you for the soul of your 1st born. I'll even chuck in a set of steak knives, what a deal eh!
     
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    The Momentus is a inherently a 2.5" drive. And from friends who have it, they like it. I however would still go with an SSD.
     
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  5. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    SSD it is...

    any toughts on what brand. Hellhammer said that X-25 have no problem with mac but only 1/2 speed of avg SSD's. but if i buy other brandi may have trouble. hmmmm -_- which brand i should buy?
     
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    Intel is more reliable, OWC and OCZ have the highest overall performance. Corsair is fastest in some limited scenarios. So, Intel, OCZ or OWC for most users. It just depends on what you want.

    And, the Intel isn't half the speed. It is more like 90%.
     
  7. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Regarding the hybrid hard drive you mentioned earlier its a decent choice. They do offer some nice advantages over a mechanical hard drive however with only 4 gigs of flash memory the advantages are limited compared to a entirely solid state hard drive.

    Many users will purchase a low cost SSD with an Optibay and replace their optical drive with it. This allows them to keep the large hard drive they already have for storage and use the SSD for programs and the operating system. You probably already know about this but I thought it might be worth mentioning.

    Let us know what you choose!
     
  8. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Mercury Extreme or a Vertex 2/3.
    Both have SandForce controllers so TRIM on-the-fly, which is a bonus considering OSX doesnt fully support TRIM yet.
    Had my Vertex 2 for around a year now - no issues whatsoever, and just as fast as day 1.
     
  9. Mobius 1, Apr 27, 2011
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    i still use my SuperDrive very often XD

    Well...

    There's a few kinds of 2.5" Mercury ssd

    -Pro extreme
    -Pre extreme RE (raid ready)


    Mac os x 10.6.7. 2.0GhZ. 6GB (2GB+4GB).


    and lol, the mercury xtreme pro 115GB is 229$. half the speed of X-25

    does mercury come in 80GB sizes?


    [​IMG]



    but seeing a thread about mercury pro SSD's having problem creeps me XD






    o ya, and how do i clone my old HDD to my ssd?
     
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  11. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hardware :p


    my old hdd speed is only 20MB/s lol
     

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