Seagate Momentus XT 500 Review

by Dennis
Published on: November 11, 2012

We reviewed Seagate Momentus XT 750 here. But I feel we’d be remiss if we didn’t include its alternative, the Seagate Momentus XT 500. After all, it was only because I was so impressed with the Seagate Momentus XT 500 that I had to buy the Seagate Momentus XT 750.

The Seagate Momentus XT 500, like the Seagate Momentus XT 750 is a wicked fast hard drive that unleashes the full power of your pc or laptop.

I work from my laptop a lot! My 9 to 5 job that I work from home is done on a computer. So naturally it’s where I play as well. I’ve had several different brands of laptops and PCs with several different configurations. I’ve spent from $400 up to $4,000 on a laptop. Yet I’ve been disappointed with every one.

But as I was researching components while building a computer from scratch, I heard nothing but good things about the Seagate Momentus XT (a hybrid drive merging the lightening-fast SSD technology with standard HDD stability). Before throwing one in my pc build, I thought I’d better test it out by getting one for my ailing laptop. So I purchased the Seagate Momentus XT 500.

All I can say about that experience is – WOW!!! I couldn’t get over how much faster and responsive my laptop was. What once took 3-4 minutes to boot up, now took 30 seconds. What?!? My laptop booting up from a cold-hard-stop to running everything in 30 seconds? How is that even possible? It’s just a hard drive!

But it isn’t your normal HDD hard drive. It’s a hybrid. It’s a happy marriage between the wickedly fast and expensive SSD drives you’ve heard about and the standard HDD drives found in most machines.

I was so impressed with this hard drive, I purchased another Seagate Momentus XT 500 to put in my wife’s laptop (who now doesn’t have a bad thing to say about working on a laptop) and I grabbed the Seagate Momentus XT 750 for the main drive of my home-built pc.

The Seagate Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive combines SSD-like performance with affordable high-capacity hard drive storage for laptops, external backup and small form factor desktop PCs. But don’t stop there. You can put it in any tower or mid-tower case as well. This drive is designed for all laptops and PCs and is OS, driver, and software independent, making it easy to integrate and easy to use. Further perks include a 3-Year Limited Warranty.

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  1. […] reviewed Seagate Momentus XT 500 here. But I feel we’d be remiss if we didn’t include its alternative, the Seagate Momentus […]

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