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chrsb5

 
Member Since: Nov 16, 2010
Location: NJ
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I tried a Momentus XT a little over a month ago, and would NOT recommend them to anyone for use on a Mac. I cloned the drive from my mid-09 MPB to the 500gb Momentus XT, booted it and almost immediately started noticing latency issues, spinning beachball when doing simple, non memory intensive tasks like opening a browser while having mail open. I decided to give it a bit to see if it improved, it didn't. A few boots later, I got the dreaded flashing question mark folder.

Also did a fresh install from the factory DVDs of 10.6 with similar results on the XT AND incase I had a bad unit, tried another XT with the same results.

Go either for a normal 7200rpm drive if you need the space, or a real SSD.
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