Dec 10, AM. Give me some time to get with the developers so I can see what is going on with the SD26 firmware. Mail will not be published required. Skip to main content. Vincent Yu Vincent Yu 4 4 silver badges 15 15 bronze badges.
After extensive testing, he determined the issue was with the drive. Under warranty, Seagate sent me a replacement drive which I was thoroughly disappointed that it was a 'reconditioned' drive to replace my new one. Not cool Seagate. I'm following the same procedure above but instead of using Apple's Migration Assistant, I will be moving things over manually to ensure the cleanest possible install.
I will update in another month or so.
It's been two and a half weeks since my hard drive was replaced and I'm pleased to say there have been no problems - no crashes, no shutdowns. I'm still unsatisfied that they sent a refurbished unit and told them so, however so far all is running well. I am suspecting that perhaps a few failed attempts with the previous drive to format and partition it somehow compromised its integrity. With the second drive I immediately set it up as outlined above, and since then it seems to be behaving. I will keep making daily backups just in case though Well, unfortunately smooth sailing ended in a storm.
Twice now the computer has crashed hard - restarting right in front of me while I'm in the middle of working. Not cool, Seagate. I did have an Apple tech check the computer and he verifies that everything else on the machine is in perfect running condition.
These issues have only started when this type of drive was put in my computer. My conclusion: it's not worth the time being a beta tester for Seagate's hybrid drive. You're better off sticking with a non-hybrid, regular drive I highly recommend Western Digital or going to a full solid-state drive when they become more affordable.
There have been so many reports of problems with these drives that Seagate has posted a spreadsheet asking owners of these drives to enter the specs on their drives, computers and problems. Skip to main content.
The Gamble Method: Normally, a new drive would be put into an enclosure, formatted and a clone of the original would be put onto it. This is a fast drive but unfortunately I cannot recommend it for MacBook Pro users who are accustomed to the whisper silent hard drives that are standard on their devices. After purchasing and installing the drive, I uninstalled it and reverted to the original Hitachi drive. The Seagate Momentus GB was just too noisy in normal operation. Name required.
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The Seagate Momentus XT combines flash memory with mechanical memory to keep the price per gigabyte down but still has the performance of an SSD. Another issue is mounting a 2.
As you may already know, RAID 0 provides a huge speed boost without losing the capacity of the drives. This gives you better performance, bigger capacity, all in a universal 3. What is special about the Seagate Momentus XT is that it has an Adaptive Memory feature that learns what data is being used more frequently and moves it to the SSD portion of the drive.
Sequential read speed for a single Seagate Momentus XT is