Should I buy Seagate Momentus XT 750GB?

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  1. meme1255 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I'm choosing new HDD for my Macbook Pro 2008 Late with 8GB RAM.
    Now I have stock 320GB Hitachi - And that's not enough for me now (It's slow and small) - I would like to have 750GB HDD - And in Czech in can choose between:

    1)
    WD Scorpio Blue AF - 5400rpm -+ 75$

    2)
    WD Scorpio Black - 7200 rpm -+ 90 $
    I've read that MBP 5,1 (mine) has problems with this hard drive - Can you confirm that?


    3)
    Seagate Momentus 7200.5 - 7200 rpm -+ 80$

    4)
    Seagate Momentus - 5400 rpm - 85$ :eek:

    5) Seageate Momentus XT 750GB - 140 $
    My favorite, but it cost nearly two times more than other - It is worth it?
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I would get it, its faster than the traditional HDD which is why its more money.
     
  3. meme1255, Dec 8, 2012
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    meme1255 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know it's hybrid (750GB normal HDD, 8GB SSD cache ) :)

    Is there someone who has experience with this harddrive? (noise,vibrations,speed) ?
    I've found many bad experiences with heat, speed, freezing etc.
    Edit: Looks like problems with HDDs & OS X depends on Mac's mood :D
    I've found problems with every of these HDD
     
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  5. cube macrumors G5

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    These drives are great. The first version required some iterations of the firmware, the second version (i.e., the 750GB) was good from the get go.
     
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  7. cube macrumors G5

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    Yes, an internal which is not at least hybrid really sucks in my case.

    But be sure to understand where the improvement is.
     
  8. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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    I have the XT 500GB model one and it works great on a laptop. It boots everything much faster for my Sony Vaio. Once I sold off the Sony I use it as a portable HDD works fine too. Of course nothing beats a SSD but for a hybrid its wonderful.
     
  9. Higney85 macrumors newbie

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    I got my 750XT a year ago. Absolutely worth it. Running OS X and W7 in parallels is night and day. With 16GB ram (tested with factory and then the hybrid) its a big difference. Unfortunately, I will say that I'm only waiting on the SSD cost to come down in the 1TB size range. Factory (spinning) is slow, hybrid (momentus) is a very noticeable improvement, pure SSD is in its own category. If the 500GB is full, the 750XT is worth the money for 50% more space and a noticeable speed improvement. Full SSD isn't worth the money for >500GB yet. Another year and 1TB will be affordable in SSD with 2-4TB at a premium.
     

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