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http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/20/m...-working-to-f/

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All's not well in hybrid solid state storage land, as owners of Seagate's Momentus XT are facing serious issues with their drives -- despite glowing initial reviews, a number of long-term users claim that the drives chirp, crash, stutter, and freeze with alarming regularity, particularly when installed in a Mac.
It's a shame, it had tons of potential.
Ah well, C'est La Vie.
post #2 of 33
I was thinking of getting this before buying F4's. Glad I did not.

Good find.
    
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Unsurprising considering that nobody has done anything like this.

Glad I resisted the urge to be a first adopter myself.

Looks like I'll have to watch how this unfolds.
    
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I wonder what the issue is. [Repeated defragging?] I was thinking of getting one for my PS3.
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Glad I stayed away from these. WD or nothing IMO.
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I wonder what the issue is. [Repeated defragging?] I was thinking of getting one for my PS3.
Scorpio black is he way to go for ps3
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Hope they get this done before I have to get my new laptop for studying. Would love one of these.
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All's not well in hybrid solid state storage land, as owners of Seagate's Momentus XT are facing serious issues with their drives -- despite glowing initial reviews, a number of long-term users claim that the drives chirp, crash, stutter, and freeze with alarming regularity, particularly when installed in a Mac.



It's probably due to cooling if macs are causing issues. placings a 7200 rpm drive into a mac is pretty much going to fail, or overheat and cause other components to fail
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It's probably due to cooling if macs are causing issues. placings a 7200 rpm drive into a mac is pretty much going to fail, or overheat and cause other components to fail
Wrong

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Seagate forumgoers speculate these are symptoms of the XT's magnetic platters spinning down inappropriately, due to an overzealous power management scheme. That's the bad news -- and it sounds pretty bad -- but the good news is this: Seagate's owning up to the issues, and is actively involved in getting them fixed.
its the power management scheme
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that guys arm is very hairy

Wouldn't a firmware update fix this problem if it is just a power management issue?
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