Pros boots faster and gave me so much more hard drive space
Cons within 2 months, it was starting to slow down in booting and backups were taking longer to accomplish even though the total amount of data had not increased; before I could get a replacement drive before 3 months of age, it failed to boot
Summary Replaced a failing 500GB HD in my MacBook Pro with this drive. My first reactions were favorable. I loved how it boots faster and gave me so much more hard drive space. Then within 2 months, it was starting to slow down in booting and backups were taking longer to accomplish even though the total amount of data had not increased. Then, it started showing signs of bad blocks and I got early warning from Drive Genius software. NO warnings were given from SMART. Drive utility was saving the day but it was starting to become annoying. Then, one day before I could get a replacement drive before 3 months of age, it failed to boot. I'm not very happy. I have filled out Seagate's warranty return online and will report what happens with the replacement. I have a second unit for data backups and now I'll be watching it very closely too and report how it behaves. 50% failure rate within 90 days is bad in my experience and points to potential failure of my other unit and lack of trust for replacement units.
Pros SSD Performance at a fraction of the price; Ease of installation; High capacity.
Cons Had some difficulty with a copied image at initial boot. Had to reload OS from scratch.
Summary Recommended for users looking for both capacity and performance on a budget.
Pros 1. Very fast Boot and Load times
2. 750 GB of space
3. ULTRA QUIET
4. 32GB internal SSD buffer
Cons 1. Price, would be better if street price around $120
Summary This is a major step up in performance over the Gen1 model, and for 95% of users, this drive is a superb performer. Only if transferring large amounts of data, will this drive bog down, thus a true SSD is the best option. I am very satisfied with this drive, and with proper expectations you will be too.
Pros - SSD like Performance
- Cost compared to SSD
- 7200 RPM in 2.5 drive
- 750GB Storage Space
Cons - If Cloning from old drive there is issue about Partition Alignment for Advanced Format Drive.
- Lack of Manufacturers Specific Utility for OS optimization to use hybrid drive. Can be done manually
- Time needed for drive to "learn"
Summary Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid drive is perfect if you want to get SSD like performance on your laptop not compromising available disk space.
And SSD like performance is achieved in my case (several weeks using this drive in my W7 Home Premuim SP1 VAIO F Series Laptop).
A soon as windows start time become point of concern you will definitely be satisfied with 20-30sec boot/start-up time.
Also frequent use application are starting in no-time. Basic MS Office 2010 Applications for example - 1-2 sec to start just after reboot. Some utilities pointed out that drive partitions alignment is incorrect after Cloning from previous HDD, and no utilities available to make alignment without data loss (Paragon Patrition Alignment Tool Failed in my case). Whus fresh W7 install took place.
Pros le Momentus est une alternative a envisager pour les entreprises qui ne sont pas encore decidees a passer aux SDD conventionnels, celles qui cherchent un gain en performances en restant sur une technologie permettant des capacites confortables.
Cons Quand on pense stockage
HDD conventionnels ou SDD
Baies ou Servers
Ne devons-nous pas penser au Cost per GB ?
Cela peut aider dans la definition du TCO Total Cost of Ownership d'une configuration
Summary Merci pour cet article interessant
Je trouve cela a l'honneur de Seagate
Encore une fois !
J'aime tout aussi particulierement les SSD intel pour la recherche de performances et une qualite de fonctionnement faisant Partager l Experience intel en la matiere.
Bon Courage et Meilleurs Voeux a toutes et a tous