View Full Version : Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid SSD HDD 750GB

04-17-2012, 06:29 PM
I'm thinking in buy this HDD for my G74SX-3DE. Does anybody have a Momentus XT, I saw a vídeo and it seems fast. Does it fit on my notebook?
Thx a lot.

04-17-2012, 06:43 PM

I bought my notebook with 2x 500GB Seagate Momentus XT (http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&vgnextoid=8ba8576b12b38210VgnVCM1000001a48090aRCRD&reqPage=Model) 7200RPM

So that should fit just well in your notebook :)

04-18-2012, 12:19 AM
Thank you. Probably I'll replace my 2 momentus 750GB by 2 momentus xt 750gb. Hopefully it'll be faster! =]

04-18-2012, 01:15 AM
The answer is yes. I have one of the older hybrids, and it makes a big difference in boot up. Also, the older hybrids had (and the new ones should have) 32 MB of cache. This, along with the 7200 RPM spindle speed helps a great deal on the boot up. If you can set the two drives up in RAID, that would be incredibly fast. Also, I have heard that Seagate is in the process of creating a firmware for the newer (hopefully the older as well) hybrids that will enable a write cache. That would make the hybrids almost as fast as an SSD, and make them hands-down the fastest HDD's on the market today.

04-18-2012, 07:41 AM
From some of the reviews I've read, do they drain the battery faster? I'm sure there is some battery impact from simply going from 5400rpm to 7200rpm...