Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid HDD w/ built-in 4GB SSD

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  1. rsatmans

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    Windows task manager enable i/o read and write and see what process is writing/reading to the harddrive during your test.
     
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    Sorry, how do I do this? :(
     
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    1. CTRL-ALT-DEL
    2. Task Manager
    3. Click process tab
    4. Under "view" at the top, click select columns
    5. Check i/o reads and i/o writes
    6. Click OK
    7. Then under process tab sort by i/o read or i/o writes

    This lets you know what is thrashing your hard drive.
     
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    Question on updating firmware... I have a pair of these in raid 0 on my 17xr3, I have no way of separating them to update the firmware. Is it possible to delete the raid from the controller, boot to the firmware cd, update the drives, and then recreate the raid without causing it to loose everything?
     
  5. jclausius

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    Good question. I didn't want to rebuild the mirror, as my XTs are in RAID-1, so I don't think this is an apples to apples comparison to RAID-0, but all I did to flash to SD28 was:

    • downloaded the "bootable CD ISO image" file
    • burned it to CD-ROM
    • rebooted -> went to BIOS to set the x7200 to boot to DVD drive
    • exited /saved BIOS settings (rebooted)
    • booted into the Seagate bootable CD-ROM, which found/updated both XTs to SD28.
    • Rebooted (after complete) and reset BIOS to not look for DVD drive on boot.

    No problems to report. It just booted, detected both drives, and then updated the [FW]. I don't wanna say that will work in your situation, but I don't see why the steps would be any different.
     
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    If you are running Windows you can just run the firmware .exe from Seagate that will reboot and update the firmware for you, no CD-ROM needed.
     
  7. jclausius

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    Would that work w/ a RAID-0 array?
     
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    Ohh actually I'm not sure. I thought it'd just detect each drive separately but what you did is probably the only solution for RAID. My bad.
     
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    The price of this drive was always around 150$ ? Cause i read some dudes got it for 90-100$, or maybe they got it on some offer. Is the price now higher than it was ?
     
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