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Longevity of Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 Hybrid 750GB

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  1. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Consultant

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    My Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 Hybrid 750GB is about 6 years old. How long do these hybrid drives last?
    Should I expect failure any day now?

    Wondering if I should upgrade to an SSD. I cloned the drive to another (bigger) 1TB HDD to preserve the data if the machine crashes.

     
  2. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Consultant

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    I would change it to be on the safe side. If its lasted 6 years its clearly a reliable drive, but after that time the head, motor etc will be wearing out. It could last 10 years for all you know, but would you take the risk to keep using it if it failed tomorrow? SSDs are the best choice for both speed and reliability, but keep hold of the old drive. You can use it as an emergency back up.
     
  3. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Consultant

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    I got the laptop in 2014, used and I have no idea how old it was at that point.
     
  4. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Consultant

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    I installed CrystalDisk software, it revealed I have 15,300 hours on the hybrid 750GB drive. Looks like I have about 5000 hours on it until failure, statistically.
     
  5. kojack

    kojack Notebook Deity

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    Same as any drive really. I have it's newer faster brother in my machine. Its awesome...
     
  6. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Consultant

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    I am contemplating running this HD until it fails as I have all the data on the second HDD in the machine.. via snapshot. Macrium Reflect.

    So if the primary HD goes bad, I have a week-old snapshot.
     
  7. kojack

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    Cool. Run it. Its fine. Pretty well I have everything I do stored in onedrive.
     
  8. Starlight5

    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    @etcetera mine ran great for many years before getting a new owner. Backups are important regardless of drive age. I recommend waiting a bit for SSD prices to drop before upgrading to SSD.
     
  9. D.Dastardly

    D.Dastardly Notebook Geek

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    Have mine for over 4 years, still OK, but compared to more modern SSHDs these are pretty sluggish. And noisier.

    A premium HDD used for data transfer is faster than this drive.
     
  10. chrisholland03

    chrisholland03 Notebook Geek

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    For what it's worth - I have an XT 750GB in service since Jan'12. Still running strong, no issues. I keep regular backups, plan on riding it out until it dies.
     
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