Longevity of Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 Hybrid 750GB

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  1. Aivxtla

    Aivxtla Notebook Consultant

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    The Micron 1100 (parent of Crucial) is ~$250 for 2TB and it's probably a better buy. Check slick deals.
     
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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    @etcetera both Samsung 850 and Micron 1100 are decent options. 2TB for $250 is obviously is better deal.
     
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  4. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

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    Interesting.

    I think I would be happy with a cheaper 1TB variant since I want to clone the drive which is just under 1TB. Micron seems like an interesting alternative to Samsung.
     
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    Even crucial MX500 is an alternative if you get it for super low prices than Samsung evo drives.
     
  6. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

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    The Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid drive is still cruising along at almost 18,000 hours.

    I did get a notice in CrystalDisk about a warning, its status is in yellow.
    A search revealed nothing substantial other than it can fail tomorrow or run for years and is not an indication of anything.

    I do have a plan. I have a Samsung 850 Evo, the 1TB 2.5" SSD in another machine that I plan to remove from there and put in the L702x.
    And upgrade that machine with a 2TB 860 Pro.
     
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    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

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    SSD prices are dropping through the floor lately and the trend will only accelerate.

    I am still getting that "warning" in CrystalDiskMark.
     
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    Just note that if the SSD portion is worn out the drive won’t fail. It will simply act as a standard HDD as the SSD caching will be disabled, so it should still last you a pretty long time. But yeah SSD prices are dropping even nVME.
     
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    I think the spinning part of the hard drive is a lot more likely to fail than the SSD piece. So it seems, intuitively, but then I am not a hardware design person or in Electrical engineering.

    Strangely, the "warning" went away. Over 18,000 hours runtime now.

    I run this drive in a mirror configuration with a 1TB Hitachi that's supposedly 7200 rpm but feels like 5400 rpm in comparison. The native hybrid drive that came with the laptop is a lot faster than the mirror HItachi drive, loads way faster. So I think the SSD component is still working.

    What an interesting design.
    Obsolete, but interesting.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    It really obsolete. Just another option. Since I’m sure Seagate will up storage size in the future. Mine runs much faster than the HDd it replaced.
     
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