Seagate Momentus 7200.4 thread

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Apollo13, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. eyeland

    eyeland Notebook Guru

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    ok, so I finally did a backup and succesfully upgraded firmware on my momentus 7200.4 from 0002 to 0005 using the dell iso
    Only thing is, it did not solve my problem of my harddrive always spinning and eating away from my batteri regardless of powersettings and use..
    I am getting tired of this now and I am on the verge of spamming seagate with hatemail.. I miss my old momentus 5400....
    Gonna try some of the apps that ppl recommend here, but I'd really like an app that can monitor the drive realtime, rpm and such..
    Any suggestions or general advice?
    what benchmarks do I need to post?
    ps. use my thinkpad for ableton live, photoshop, premiere and such on dc, mediaplayer and browsing on ac so I'd like to switch "easily" between highperformance and silent batterilife :) (if possible :()
     
  2. Soviet Sunrise

    Soviet Sunrise Notebook Prophet

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    Strange. Both of my 7200.4's (both still using 0002SDM1) are spinning down just fine. Do you have any background processes accessing the drive?
     
  3. eyeland

    eyeland Notebook Guru

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    I'll take a look.
    Spinning down should mean that the drive completely stops right?
    tried fiddeling abit with quiethdd, made a VERY small difference in noisy but not enough to make up for the lack of performance
     
  4. Koshinn

    Koshinn Notebook Deity

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    Has anyone put two of these in RAID 0?

    Are you scared of dataloss?
     
  5. kcrudup

    kcrudup Notebook Enthusiast

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    So, if you couldn't care less about how much "noise" your drive makes, which is the best 7200RPM 500GB drive out there?
     
  6. t30power

    t30power Notebook Deity

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    I'm planning on getting a 7200.4 to use on a USB enclosure, and I'd like to know if the drive is reliable, this would be my first Seagate and I will buy it because there's a very good price on those drives.
     
  7. Phil

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    Not much point in getting a 7200rpm drive in a USB enclosure as it will be bottlenecked by USB.

    Better get a 5400rpm drive, probably cheaper and uses less power.
     
  8. one4spl

    one4spl Notebook Consultant

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    After being pretty much the first person to buy one of these awful drives I've given up dealing with it and bought an Hitachi.

    340kB in bad sectors was the final straw after the lockups, bluescreens and other never ending dramas I've had.
     
  9. Phil

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    Storagereview posted an interesting review with benchmarks between 7200.4, 7K500, WD3200bekt etc.
     
  10. SomeFormOFhuman

    SomeFormOFhuman has the dumbest username.

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    No, because I'm always on backup all the time.
     
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