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

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  1. Patrck_744

    Patrck_744 Burgers!

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    Is there a new firmware update for the XT drives?
     
  2. jclausius

    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    SD28 was the last XT Momentus [FW].
     
  3. stelxz

    stelxz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello, I recently bought this Seagate.
    My temperatures are around 45-50 celcius. Is this normal? Is it too much, in the manual it says it operates to 60 degree but 50 seems very hot.
    My other HDD is only 35-40 degree maximum.

    Thank you.
     
  4. tipoo

    tipoo Notebook Evangelist

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    Normal, just slightly warm, mine is sitting at 44 idling, and maximum during its life was 53.


    So by the way, didn't Seagate promise there would be a write caching enabling firmware update early this year? It never came out, the 750gb still has the same current firmware as it launched with. I contacted seagate support but they responded with something useless about where to find the last firmware, and I tried signing up for their forums but the registration has weird bugs. Anyone know? Did they cancel that plan and decide to never talk about it again?
     
  5. tilleroftheearth

    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    stelxz, it's not the HDD that is 'too hot' - it is the notebook drive bay it is placed in.

    What system are you using it in? And which drive bay (primary, secondary or OD location)?
     
  6. stelxz

    stelxz Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have sager np8150, the hot HDD is in the primary bay, the normal HDD is in the optical drive bay.
     
  7. tilleroftheearth

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    So, a 15.6" notebook with a high-end discrete GPU... I bet the GPU is next to the HDD right?

    It's not this hot when the system is just sitting idle? If so; maybe time to clean out the vents/fans and/or even re-apply a fresh TIM?
     
  8. stelxz

    stelxz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah, I thought it can be hotter because the notebook is only 15 inches.
    My GPU temp in idle is around 60 degree and my Seagate is around 44.
    I will try cleaning I bit but I guess the temperatures are not so high and is normal for the small notebook and the GPU heating contribution.
     
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    So, anyone know about that write caching firmware update they promised?
     
  10. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) BAKED BEAN KING

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    I read a huge coperate studdy in to hdd failures and they said that hdd temprature caused very few failures.

    John.
     
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