Seagate - Momentus 500GB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Laptops

Store your special photos, favorite tunes and important documents on this 500GB internal hard drive that features NCQ technology for increased performance.

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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (764 out of 783)

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Features


500GB maximum storage capacity

For expanded storage for your files.

Serial ATA interface

For reduced seek time.

Data transfer rates up to 3GB/sec.

For quick response when updating files.

8MB cache buffer

For increased processing speed.

5400 rpm speed

For fast performance.

NCQ technology

Native Command Queing technology dramatically increase performance by organizing incoming commands in the most efficient order.

Ultraquiet motor

Hushes operating noise.

Compatible with Mac and PC

For flexible options.


Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    as Mr Hileman would say, 'Good stuff'

    Posted
    ballershotcaller

    i made a big mistake buying the 80g playstation, or so i thought. once i installed the playstation home at over 3 gigs and downloaded an hd movie that only lasts for 24 hours at 5 gigs i really thought i was screwed. 'shoulda bought the 160gig, it was only 100$ more' then i saw that you could swap the hard drive out and that even the playstation manual tells you how to. didnt realize it was so common. so obviously i bought the largest one i could, this one. it was 110$ in the store. instead of throwing another 100$ at playstation for 80 more gigs, i threw 110$ at best buy (on my best buy CC) and i got over 6 times the memory. i never swapped a hard drive out but it was incredibly simple. at first i was too gentle and didnt have it in far enough. then i got a system error but heres the solution: one thing you will need is a usb mass storage to download the system update from PS using your PC and then put the usb in the ps3 before you start it with the new hard drive. and make sure you push the hard drive in all the way!! the system is incredibly faster now too, which i did not expect, let alone for the increase to be so acute. like im talking really really fast. installing resdient evil 5 with the old 80g hd took about 20 minutes i think. last night i installed it during the commecial break of that awful red wings pitt game that crybaby crosby teams won. i am so happy i upgraded to this because now my ps3 is the ballinest and i cant stop thinking about it and i want to go home and play right now. thats why im writing this review at work. great product. if the clamp, 'J' key, and screen wasnt damaged, missing, or contained red spots, i would def buy the same exact thing for my stinky laptop. but now i will buy a cheaper laptop that performs well and install one of these to cheat again. dude its so fast, i cant wait to beat some chimera online tonight! viva la resistance! what i dont get though, if its so simple to put that much memory into something, at such a low cost, why didnt the ps3 come with it? or my laptop? its like 100$ more to get 20g more in a laptop. im glad ive figured out how to get the most bang for the buck. learned that from my good friend pat burrell, the bat

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not work well with Playstation 3

    Posted
    avidvideogamer

    I bought this hard drive in around January of 2009 for my Playstation 3. To be honest, I gave it a 5 for "Ease of Installation" because installation on a PS3 is ridiculously easy. Once I installed it, I booted the system up and everything was great. I restored all my backed up data and things were looking good. The next day I turned my PS3 on and I got an error message saying "Cannot start. Correct hard disk was not found." I had to hold my finger on the power button in order to shut down the PS3. I checked to make sure the hard drive was still installed correctly and it was. I turned the PS3 back on and it started fine. To make a long story short, my PS3 only booted up correctly about 50% of the time after installing the 500GB hard drive. The other 50% of the time I got the error message. I thought I could deal with it but it ended up being a huge inconvenience since you couldn't turn the PS3 off with the controller when you got the error message. After a few weeks, I thought it was a defect so I went back to Best Buy to exchange it for another one and the new hard drive still had the same problem. I emailed Sony customer support and they said since the hard drive is not a Sony product, they couldn't help me at all. Since then, I reinstalled the 80GB hard drive that came with the PS3 and it has been working perfectly ever since. In general, the hard drive generates a lot more heat than the original hard drive, it did not work half of the time, and some things seems seemed to take a little longer to load such as Playstation Home. I bought an enclosure for the 500GB hard drive to use it as an external and so far it has been working ok

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Giving an Older Laptop New Life

    Posted
    YoungstownTuneUp
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    One would think, enough time has passed in the world of hard drives and other computer-related technologies, that manufacturers could figure out how to build a hard drive that meets or exceeds the size stated on the package.. for instance this hard drive is advertised as '500GB" but in reality, is barely over 400GB. This inaccuracy or discrepancy has been true for as long there have been hard drives, I know.. but surely someone, somewhere has said to themselves "Every hard drive we make is at best 85-90% of the advertised rating, so why not make one that's 115% of the advertised rating, so when the 10-15% is lost it actually meets the rating number..??" That's my biggest complaint with ALL hard drives, not specific to this one. This drive did exactly what I needed it to do. It replaced the factory-installed drive which was advertised as "200GB" but, at best, operated with a capacity closer to 120GB. which, by the time the OS was fully installed along with all of the updates, service packs, etc.. and a couple essential programs later.. it didn't take much for the laptop to freeze up and crash. This drive corrected that issue by allowing the installed OS and other programs a bit more breathing room. This was all it really needed. I rated the 'Installation" as "Fair" only because it's a laptop which meant a good bit of tricky disassembly and reassembly, not recommended for the novice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SEAGATE HDD REPLACEMENT FOR PS3 HDD

    Posted
    tjam77437
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    bought this hdd to replace the hdd in my ps3, went from 60 gig too 500 gig...when i started researching on how to replace the hdd i found several issues. 1. sony does not support replacing the hdd in ur ps3..even thought they provide instructions on how to do it. 2. sony says u have to use "thier" hdd when replacing the hdd...found several conflicting issues with that and found that the ps3 uses a standard 2.5 laptop hdd 3. did find that u can uses any 2.5 laptop hdd ONLY IF IT IS 5400 RPM'S..ANY HIGHER RPM'S AND U WILL HAVE PROBLEMS. 4. SONY USES SEAGATE HDD IN SOME OF THE PS3'S ( the 60 gig was seagete too)..SO I WENT WITH SEAGATE TO AVIOD ANY PROBLEMS. SAME STLYE HDD JUST MORE GIGS. installed hdd in my ps3, formated hdd, and reloaed back-up files...hdd works great and have not have any problems with it...works the same as my ps3 did before.... LITTLE ADVISE IF U PURCHASE THIS HDD T REPLACE THE ONE IN UR PS3..PULL THE HDD OUT OF UR PS3 AND TRY AND BUY THAT SAME STLYE HDD...(JUST MORE GIGS)....AND MAKE SURE IT IS ONLY 5400 RPM'S

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst drive i have ever used

    Posted
    mike
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    This is the slowest and most problematic hard drive i have ever experienced. Instulation of windows 8.1 was a nightmare. The drivers would continue to fail their installs along with windows crashing multiple times. The read and write speed i got from this hard drive was slower than using a standard usb stick with a otg cable to transfer a 4k movie file over usb 2.0. I've never experienced such a horrendous hard drive before in my life. complete waste of money and only 500GB. the Toshiba 1TB I was using for years, used maybe close to 20 or so of them, were always fast at writing and reading and never gave me a problem with installing windows or any drivers from windows vista to windows 10. They stopped carrying them at best buy so i tried this drive and i made a huge mistake. Never again will i buy a segate hard drive, SSD, or hybrid drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value and allowed my laptop to be renewed

    Posted
    dsutton
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    My XP 300 Gig HD crashed, I used the Apricorn SATA Wire 3.0 - USB 3.0 Interface to any 2.5" SATA Drive cost $39.00 and pulled my encrypted data off the HD that crashed (It was nice that the HD encryption was still password protected ). The Apriorn product allows you to make a cloned drive. The Apricorn software allows for a complete backup of your system including all of the software that was installed. This is a cheap investment to have a full backup and allow you to be back up and running quickly. If you have a laptop with a SATA HD, I would recommend buying a second SATA drive and I would buy the EZ Upgrade 3.0 - SATA Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit with USB 3.0 Connection this gives you a case for the backup HD. The team at Best Buy were a great help in pointing me to these tools that allowed me to get my data recovered and my laptop back working quickly for less than $100 with a new HD and 200 gigs more disk space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent HardDrive

    Posted
    Gstreetglide14
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    HardDrive was going bad, replaced, works great, plus added additional space. My only issue was I am not an excellent user of the computer and was not asked about backing up the saved items on my computer before they replaced the hard drive, this cost me the purchase of an external hard drive and approximately $60 for the to take the stuff off my old hard drive. They should have advised me and I would have downloaded on a disk and reloaded on my new hard drive. Think the policy should be to inform all customers about backing up information needed before they do the hard drive replacement, not after the fact and the customer gets home and no Word Documents or Notes. Cost an additional $120.00 that didn't need to be spent, especially on a fixed income. Otherwise the Geek Squad has always done a excellent Job

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Faster than a failing laptop HD, but slow.

    Posted
    Tallman610
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    The hard drives used in most laptops are typically 4200rpm to 5400rpm. The higher the speed, the faster the computer can read the data. A failing drive might have an effective speed of half or slower. A failed drive, of course, has a speed of 0. This drive is the cheapest replacement for an older laptop. If your laptop is 3 years old or less, look for a 7200rpm drive or SSD to actually improve the performance from stock. The SSD especially will make it better than new. But for an older machine that doesn't need to be super speedy, it fills the bill. If you are replacing a dead hard drive, make sure you have all your install/restore discs or you got nuthin.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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