Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB G-Force. Finally!
Friday, January 29, 2010 6:47:14 PM
I can tell you, my netbook already feels much more responsive. No wonder, stock WD Scorpio Blue 160GB that came with the netbook topped out at little over 50MB/s in ATTO benchmark program. Now look at the performance of Momentus drive below...
Pretty brutal for a laptop drive. Hell, even my Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB in my main system cannot deliver such performance. However, it's not all milk and honey. Even though it's really fast, it's vibrating slightly more and it's also more "clicky". If you hate that you might want to look at WD Scorpio Black series. Never owned one, but ppl say they are pretty quiet when it comes to seeking.
Haven't tried how it affects the battery yet, but they say the difference isn't as big as the gain with such drive in performance.