This video describes my Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Hybrid drive problem inside my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009, 2.53 GHz) and how I ended up resolving my 6 days long nightmare (I hope). I had to replace my laptop’s harddisk last Friday and today (Thursday), I am still restore files and index photos from my backup.
For the record, the follow is how Seagate promotes the Momentus XT Hybrid.
“SSD Performance, HDD Capacity, Affordable Price.
Momentus® XT solid state hybrid drives (SSHD) fuse the blazing speed of SSD with the high capacity of a hard drive. Powered by Seagate Adaptive Memory™ technology, SSHD dramatically improves boot times and application speed, unleashing your system’s performance.
Boots and performs like an SSD1
Up to 3× faster than a traditional HDD1
Installs like a typical hard drive, and works with any standard laptop and major OS
Upgrade performance and capacity in an older laptop:
Mac Upgrade Bundle or PC Upgrade Bundle“
I have absolute problem with the promotional claim of “Upgrade performance and capacity in an older laptop:” because not all laptop (specifically mine) does not work with the Momentus XT Hybrid as I bought it off the shelf.