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Seagate Momentus 5400 500GB 5400RPM SATA 3Gb/s 8MB Cache 2.5 Inch Internal NB Hard Drive ST9500325AS-Bare Drive
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- 5,400 RPM Spin Speed, 8 MB Cache Buffer
- SATA 3.0Gb/s Interface, 500 GB Capacity
- Average latency 5.6 msec, Random read seek time 14 msec
- Best-Fit Applications; Mainstream laptops, External storage solutions/boxes, Industrial applications requiring a smaller form factor
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
- SATA 3.0Gb/s Interface, 500 GB Capacity. Three Year Warranty
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This item: Seagate Momentus 5400 500GB 5400RPM SATA 3Gb/s 8MB Cache 2.5 Inch Internal NB Hard Drive ST9500325AS-Bare Drive
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|Hard Disk Size||500 GB||500 GB||500 GB||320 GB|
|Speed||5400 RPM||5400 RPM||5400 RPM||5400 RPM|
|Form Factor||2.5 inch||2.5 inch||2.5 inch||2.5 inch|
|Hardware Interface||sata 3 0 gb||sata 3 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb||sata 3 0 gb|
|Cache Memory Installed||8 MB||16||8||8|
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From the Manufacturer
Seagate Momentus 2.5" Internal Hard Drive
Energy Efficient, High Capacity Storage
Engineered specifically for low-power applications, the Momentus internal drive has a 5400RPM spindle speed and a 8MB cache to provide energy-efficient performance at whisper-quiet acoustic levels. With reduced power consumption and heat generation, this drive will reduce power costs up to 50% over the life of the system compared to standard drives. It is optimized for standard laptops and small form factor PCs.
Durable Mobility Anywhere, Anytime
Momentus is the world's most feature-rich 2.5-inch drive for laptop upgrades and external enclosures. The Momentus drive family offers innovative options, capacities to 750GB, two performance speeds and significant feature options. The Seagate Momentus drives are perfect for any standard laptop and meet your specific upgrade needs, whether it's more capacity, higher performance, lower power consumption, more security, or greater reliability.
With speeds of 5400 RPM, the Momentus series brings quality and reliability to high-performance laptops, workstations, and gamer systems, as well as mainstream laptops, netbooks and external storage enclosures. Momentus drives are ideal for any consumer solution where robustness and data reliability are a necessity.
Momentus Series Technology Features
SmartAlign Technology for Easy 4K Migration
A change is coming to the hard drive industry. The smallest sector of organized data on a drive is moving from 512 to 4,096 bytes. The new format, known as Advanced Format (AF) 4K, offers advantages like increased efficiency, but migrating your drive can be challenging. Luckily, Seagate is ready to help you make a seamless transition to 4K sectors. Seagate's SmartAlign technology automatically does the work of AF migration in the background. The drive's performance is not affected, and there is no need for time-consuming utilities required by other AF-enabled drives.
Seagate Momentus 2.5-Inch Drive Specifications
|Momentus 5400 Drives||Momentus 7200 Drives|
|Interface||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ|
|How Much Will it Store?|
|Digital Music (Hours)||12,495||8,330||5,331||4,165||12,495||8,330||5,331||4,165|
| Digital Photos (Files) |
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
|Digital Videos (Hours)||750||500||320||250||750||500||320||250|
| DVD Quality (Movies) |
Based on standard 2 hour movie
| HD Video (Hours) |
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
|1One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to drive capacity.|
Top Customer Reviews
As for the HDD itself so far it's working just fine after installing it. If you have never replaced your HDD in your PS3 Slim it was a very easy process. This is a 500GB HDD that equates to 465GB once installed due to how the system reads it. After the PS3 takes up its own internal space you are left with 412GB for games etc. But that now pure space you have left to use up where a 160GB PS3 left me with about 112GB give or take.
As far as the install it was very easy into the PS3 slim, in my opinion even easier than the old Fat PS3. However new to the slims is once you replace the HDD make sure you have the latest PS3 System update ready to go on a USB drive or else you will not be able to restart your PS3 and sign on to do your restore of data that you backed up.
It seems fast, very quiet so far and in about a month I will update once I it's been used for a little bit. The Price is great for this HDD which I saw for about $20 more a few other places.
UPDATE 20 June 2013- So its been about 7 months since I installed this HDD on my PS3 and it runs like a champ. Still have close to 300GB of space after Downloading many games from PS+ instant game collection. Its very quiet and has never once had any issues. I would highly reccommend this drive to anyone looking for an upgrade.
Installation was a breeze to swap out the drives and now I have much more space to save games, demo's & DLC. Make sure to get this drive (the 5400rpm) and NOT the 7200, as there have been some reports of compatibility issues with the PS and/or the drive over-heating. This 5400rpm one works perfectly. I only trust Seagate and Western Digital for hard drives, and once again, Seagate hasn't disappointed me.
The problem was wen I tried to power up, the PS3 didn't recognize the new drive, and instructed me to insert a flash drive with the sistem files. So I downloaded them from the Playstation website and saved them on to the flash drive (in the ps3 folder I created, according to the printed instructions that came with the ps3 unit) and voila!, the hard drive could be formatted, and I begun to recover my files I backed up.
Several reviews mention that this model is incompatible with the ps3, perhaps it is because the people who wrote them encountered the same problem as I, and didn't have the ps3 sistem files ready in the flash unit. I don't know if this problem occurs with the WD drive, but I think is not much trouble at all to fix it. A word of advice I found at the web is that the drive you choose has to operate at 5400 RPM, because there are faster (and more expensive) drives that use 7200 RPM, like the Seagate Barracuda or the WD Scorpio black, but it is rumored that they could be not compatible with the ps3, this could be wrong though.
I have not found problems so far (installed it on oct 04), loading time is very fast, it is quiet, and most of all, BIG space, no more worries!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works perfectly, Seagate makes the best hard drives ever.Published 16 days ago by Gustavo Mazzoleni
This drive was for an exact replacement in an Asuse laptop. What can I say, I cloned the operating system, popped it in and it worked without a hiccup.Published 3 months ago by Captain C.
It's a great drive, Just installed it in my laptop, it was previously owned by my sister so it was used a lot and not taken care of. Still works great after 5 years. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrew Crane
Great price and great product. Very easy install. I love Seagate hard drives. They are dependable and durable, and priced just rightPublished 6 months ago by Larry Thomas
Lost money ... after I bought lasted a few months, then started to fail, I reported with Amazon into an opportunity and I was told to report it to the provider ... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tomas Medina Martinez