Seagate Momentus XT vs Western Digital Scorpio Black

Which hard drive, taking all into account, is the better buy?

  • Seagate Momentus XT 500GB

    Votes: 4 66.7%
  • Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Something else... (see thread)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


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Hey guys

I'm about to order one of these two 2.5" drives but before I do, I just wanted to get some opinions from you guys!

The Seagate Momentus XT is an HHD (Hybrid-hard drive), part hard drive, part SSD. The idea is that it automatically allocates your most used programs/processes onto the 4GB SSD and everything else onto the 7200RPM disk. However, people complain about noise/vibration levels with these drives. Finally, I've heard that Seagate drives are pretty unreliable, but I've not experienced this, so opinions are welcomed.

However, the Western Digital Scorpio Black is perceived to be a much quieter drive, and more reliable too but it misses out on the Hybrid SSD feature and may generally be a better buy due to the sound/vibration level, price and reliability.

So if anyone has experience of either of these drives or knows about hard drives in general, please give us a shout!



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