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After reading about he seagate momentus xt 500gb, I kind of want one. Has the issues with it solved like heating problems, vibration, noise, spin down, and error waking up from sleep? Is this worth it over the scorpio black?
    
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Yes.
Seagate still has a bad rap because after they messed up with the 7200.11 drives they never bothered to make anything special, but they are a good company overall.
The Momentus XT is actually a fairly good drive.
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yes thats a good drive
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Should I get it over the scorpio black? Is the heat/noise the same as the scorpio?
    
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
The Momentus XT is actually a fairly good drive.
It wasn't at launch. It was plagued with issues...

I'd consider the XT if the price is fairly close. Ex: In Canada at NCIX about two weeks back they had Scorpio Black 500GB's on sale for $57.99, and Momentus XT 500GB's for $79.99.

I would not pay way more for one. Once you go beyond $100, you're getting into SSD territory. Even if you have to take a capacity hit, it's usually worth it for the performance.
     
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