Seagate 120GB Momentus 2.5" review

By Derek Sooman on July 28, 2005, 12:56 PM
As someone now converted to the ranks of the laptop oriented, I am so pleased to hear about 2.5" form factor hard drives getting bigger capacities. When you try to move off of that desktop system and into the land of the notebook, one of the first things that you miss is loads of hard drive space. Itís not great that one often has to make do with 60GB, 30GB or even 20GB in affordable notebooks, and with operating systems no doubt getting bigger, and broadband speeds getting faster, the laptop user is often reaching out for more space.

That's why itís so great to come across the Seagate 120GB Momentus 5400.2 PATA HDD review at Adrian's Rojak Pot. Now, thanks to STMicroelectronics' Smooth Drive technology, we are seeing laptop hard drives of over 100GB. I was so pleased to hear that this exciting new level of storage capacity is available without a performance hit, thanks to the hard drive coming with a massive 8MB SDRAM buffer. The disk also comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

However, these larger capacities in 2.5" form factor hard drives seem to be worrying Hollywood, who don't like the sound of large storage capacities being so portable. Stuff 'em, I say!




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Phantasm66 said:
I am definately getting one of these. I have already upgraded my laptop with a Seagate Momentus 100GB and its fab. Maybe they will do a 140GB or 160GB version, which would be just fantastic. I could get more space on my disk to maybe have some other operating systems decides Windows and Fedora Core on there, or maybe an additional, clean version of Windows purely for contracting work, etc... Anyway, its really good to see these capacities appearing for laptops, and it will be good to get iPods and other similar devices with them as well.
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