I’m not about to inundate you with all of the positive stories about Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid drive, but this one on geeknewscentral.com caught my eye. Probably because of all the activity around Momentus XT and upgrading MacBook Pro systems.
Why this particular story caught my interest was the fact that this particular user was experiencing overheating issues causing his system to shutdown automatically. First, I was like, “uh-oh, what is going on here?”, of course I read on.
The problem was not the drive itself, it was the system. Overtime, system chassis whether they are laptops or desktops can get filled with dust and debris leading to improper airflow over the processor, memory, drive, everything. When these components get too hot, they are smart enough to shut down saving the user from catastrophic loss.
Luckily, his local Mac service center was able to clean out his system, and in the process recommend a drive upgrade to Momentus XT solid state hybrid (SSHD) technology….and so he says, “Does it work? All I can say is “Wow!” I am amazed at the performance boost. The machine boots quicker, and overall it has a much more snappy feel. The Seagate Momentous XT 500 gigabyte hard drive is worth every penny as an upgrade.”
The moral of this story…first, if your system is running slow, clean it! I like to take some canned air to my desktop system at least once every 3 months, and it does make a difference when fans can flow freely and heat can get dissipated. Second, if you are considering a drive upgrade, look for stories like these to help you make the best purchase for your needs.
How dirty slow is your PC?