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Seagate Momentus XT Disaster

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  • Samiam872 Calculating status...
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    Nov 13, 2012 1:59 PM (in response to traversario)

    Very interesting traversario.  By connection you mean the cabling? 

  • ramonnoyadesign Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2012 9:17 AM (in response to tomfromchicago)

    I have a Macbook Pro 3,1 (last 2007) ,,, CORE 2 DUO 2,4GHz, 17".

     

    I need upgrade my MPB and i am thinking to buy a Seagate Momentus XT 750GB (Hybrid) or buy a SSD Crucial m4 of 256GB,,, too will install 6GB RAM.

     

    What hard disk recommend me?

     

    Sorry for my english, I write from Spain.

     

    Greetings to all.

  • macinacube Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to ramonnoyadesign)

    I have a MacBook Pro middle 2009 15'', with Momentus XT 500Gb. It does not work completely well. I had to reduce the speed from 3gb to 1.5 with a jump because the high speed was not supported. In addition, there is 1,2 second delay to wake up, which I think that it is a problem for all MacBook Pro models.

     

    I would not recomend this drive for my model, I do not know if it will have the same problems with yours

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,740 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 12:39 AM (in response to ramonnoyadesign)

    I never bought one of the Seagate Momentus drives, but I do have a Crucial m4 series 512GB drive that I love. This is a bit off-topic, but since you mentioned the Crucial m4 SSD, I thought that I would just butt in and say that it's a great drive if you're looking for a SSD.

     

    Clinton

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    Nov 21, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to Ferry Fodor)

    Thank you,  I'm on my 2nd Momentus XT 500 GB drive, 2009 mid macbook pro 1.53 GHz.   1st one - Spotlight wouldn't work nor would it recognize the Battery,  2nd one - can't install anything newer then 10.5.    Format after Format and wacking my head!   Will try the jumper 1st as it is the cheeper solution.  Thank You!

  • TechND Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 1:48 PM (in response to merlep00)

    Thats the same machine as mine, I think. Mine shows 2.53Ghz. I had terrible problems with the Momentus XT 500 as I detailed in earlier posts. I put that same Seagate drive in a Mid 2010 Mac Mini about 6 weeks ago and have had no problems whatsoever since. It processes lots of large video files. I put a Crucial 256GB SSD in the Macbook Pro back around August and no problems with that drive. Links at 3Gbs too.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to macinacube)

    macinacube wrote:

     

    I have a MacBook Pro middle 2009 15'', with Momentus XT 500Gb. It does not work completely well. I had to reduce the speed from 3gb to 1.5 with a jump because the high speed was not supported. In addition, there is 1,2 second delay to wake up, which I think that it is a problem for all MacBook Pro models.

     

    I would not recomend this drive for my model, I do not know if it will have the same problems with yours

    And you did re-select it as the Startup drive in system preferences I assume?

  • merlep00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to Ferry Fodor)

    Were in the Manual and what 2 pins are Jumped??

  • TechND Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to merlep00)

    The pins are on the drive. First you'll have to obtain a jumper for a 2.5" drive...maybe Radio Shack would have one. I'm not sure which 2 of the 4 to jump. Maybe you can find out here, or just try 2 and find the right pair via process of elimination. I looked on line and could not find a key for the jumpers on this drive.

  • merlep00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:14 PM (in response to TechND)

    The computer came with a 320 Gb Fujitsu which still works, I just wanted the extra space - am know thinking it's not worth it!  Can't return the drive though seems like the 750 GB would of been better for it but per the computer spec's it wasn't listed.     Will see what 2 pins I need to jump and see if that fixes it, then another call to Seagate eitherway! 

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to TechND)

    TechND wrote:

     

    The pins are on the drive. First you'll have to obtain a jumper for a 2.5" drive...maybe Radio Shack would have one. I'm not sure which 2 of the 4 to jump. Maybe you can find out here, or just try 2 and find the right pair via process of elimination. I looked on line and could not find a key for the jumpers on this drive.

    If you Google Momentus 500XT Jumper settings you get this in 0.03 seconds (according to Google)

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  • TechND Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to Csound1)

    The results from that search term in goog did not take me to that page. But thanks for posting it. That was the main thing you wanted to do, right? Get the info out there and help everyone?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:14 PM (in response to TechND)

    I wanted to answer the question that was asked, that term takes me to a list of results and the Seagate page is the top page in the list, what dd you get?

  • merlep00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:09 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Big thanks, if I understand this corretly, we need to jumper the 1st two Jumper block pins.   Please Correct me if I'm wrong.   The drive is currently in the computer an If I remember the connector it isn't using those to pins.  Know to find a jumper small enough - Hum we have a gutted HP laptop down stairs. 

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to merlep00)

    From the left side they are pins 1 and 2, correct.

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