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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 think it is hard to tell for sure, you would probably get better feedback from people who actually use SSDs during compiling. I believe that (please correct me if I am wrong) that during compliling there is a huge count of small reads and writes and lot of seek operations, that is why it is rough on mechanical drives I guess.
The situation is different with SSDs, there is no moving parts and what wears out the drive are NAND write operations.
Modern SSD can handle hundreds of TBs of writes. Whats even better Crucial M5x0 and MX100 models use AD Average Block-Erase Count SMART attribute which is like small clock ticking to 3000 value, where in general 0 value stand for 100% health and 3000 stand for 0% health. So you can actually keep an eye on how fast your SSD is wearing out (in terms of NAND writes).
I don't know how large drive do you need but personally I like to experiment and evaluate - I would probably try to test it with one of my spare SSDs, or buy cheap MX100 128GB (that seems to be great drive by the way) that in the worst case scenario I could use in a different system
There is probably one thing you should keep in mind that could possibly (or not) affect SSD performance while using in Linux system. In general to maintain best speeds it is necessary to have TRIM working but I believe it is not a problem for modern distros and/or kernels.
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.