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Product Description: Seagate Momentus
Type: Hard drive - internal
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Interface: Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps
Spindle Speed: 5400 rpm
Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7
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This was a cheap easy to install solution for my falling MacBook Pro.
Great for my asus g1s. Simple plug and play. I did have a windows 7 disk to reinstall windows which made things very easy. This drive fit in my asus g1s notebook just like the website said it would.
i put the hard drive in my macbook pro.
its a nice looking drive, with good memory.
the hard drive had small irrelevant defects.
took awhile for my computer to get used to it.
I had a 350gb hard drive that got full with pictures, I installed 1TB , easy installation and Im very happy with it
My laptop kept shutting down overnight, and the hard drive was filling up. This hard drive took care of both problems.
Ordered memory and a hard drive. Crucial listed the items I needed making the transaction very easy.
Ok I got it to work, but it's intermittent. I pulled the drive out, switched the type of HDD in the BIOS from AHCI to IDE. Then I re-installed the drive. This got me past BIOS. Then I go into BIOS, reset it to AHCI, and the drive works perfectly. I'm using it now to post this.
However here's the weird thing. If I shut down my machine, I have the same problem again, sometimes. Twice today I've shut down the machine and it's come back with no problem, twice it's repeated the same error I had before. That means to fix it, I have to open the laptop, remove the SSD, reset BIOS to IDE, let it boot, reset BIOS again to AHCI, then reinstall the drive and it works.
Any ideas to stabilize this now? How odd.
I am very sorry for the issues that you have been experiencing with your HDD. It does sound like there is an issue with the drive that is causing the issues that you have experienced. At this time I would recommend contacting Seagate directly as they do offer support on their drives. I am sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause, but they will be able to offer better assistance and help you out with a warranty if necessary.
I like to play around with my computer in a way that's not exactly easy on hard drives.
Basically, I compile a lot of applications from source code. I know that this is rough on mechanical hard drives from experience, because I go through hard drives once every 2-3 years on systems where I do this.
Also, I tend to reinstall my operating system(s) every few months or so in order to experiment/test various configurations. That's also rough on the hard drive because it involves reformatting/reinstalling stuff.
I'm getting ready to replace the HDD I just wore out in my Linux machine. I like the speed of SSDs (I run them in my Gaming systems without issue), but I don't know if an SSD could hold up to the way I use my "programming" computer.
Basically, I'm wondering if it's a better idea to buy cheap HDDs and run them into the ground to avoid wearing out an SSD within 6 months (which I've heard happens with write-intensive operations), or whether an SSD would survive in that environment for about the same 2-3 years as my hard drives.
Most people have only tested the drives under normal scenarios with Windows and gaming. My situation is a little different, though.
Any advice/experience that might be relevant?
I plan to replace my System HD with a Crucial M500 6GB 240GB, and my data drive (used also for P3D V2.2 flight simulator) with a Crucial M500 480GB. These drives are presently C:\ and H:\
Could you please advise:
1. Does the new SSD require formatting before use? I intend each to have only one partition.
2. I have EaseUS Todo backup software which can backup each of these drives. If I replace the old drives, using the same sockets, and then use an EaseUS boot disk to restore each relevant backup to each new SSD, C backup restored to C, and H to H, will the changeover be complete, with the computer unaware of the change?
I am running Win7-64 on an ASUS P868-V Pro motherboard.
Thank you for any help you can give.
Regards, Jim H.
Thanks for contacting us. Defragging can save time for the cloning process so you may go ahead and perform a defrag. It's definitely not necessary, however.