Seagate Momentus 7200.2 ST9160823ASG 160 GB Plug-in Module Hard Drive - ST9160823ASG

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Wonderful Hard Drive!

by Rich on 8/7/2007

Before I decided to buy this hard drive, I was stuck with a Seagate momentus 5400.2 80GB hard drive in my Macbook Pro. I bought my Macbook Pro around when it was first released in 2006 and ever since then I have had countless visits to the nearest genius bar in regards to hard drive, fan, & battery replacements, constant freezing problems, and memory crashing problems (Thank you Apple for giving a 1 year warranty!) However, now that my 1-year warranty is up (and I didn't buy the extended warranty apple-care, which I highly reccomend you do if you own an apple) once again, I started to get unexpected quits, missing files, constant freezing, and even times when my computer wouldn't even start up! I went to the genius bar yet again, and they suggested that the issue lies in the hard drive, but since my 1-year warranty is up, I would have to buy and install it myself (unless i wanted to pay $100 for installation at the nearest third party apple retailer). I decided to do my research and after I examined many different hard drive specs on multiple hard drives, I decided to buy this one. As of right now, my computer has been running at lightning speed, with no freezing or start-up problems! The amount of storage has doubled in size making it much easier to store all of my music. The only issue that I have found, as some would expect, is that with the 7200 mbps hard drive, my macbook pro has increased in temperature than before (especially up above the function buttons on the keyboard). As with all macbook pro's, overheating has been a known concern, and as I continue to have some concerns about this, all apple users continue to tell me that it's normal. If you are as cautious as I am about it, I reccomend buying the icurve (or similar product) to allow more air to the bottom of your computer to keep it as cool as possible. Overall, thanks to this hard drive, I am a strong advocate of Seagate and Apple. I highly reccomend this hard drive to anyone who is looking to upgrade their hard drive to a faster 7200 hd.

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Great laptop upgrade

on 8/10/2007

This is a FAST and QUIET drive. My Lenovo X60 boots and runs much faster than before. Surprisingly, it doesn't generate more heat than the original 100GB 5400rpm drive.

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Product Overview

The Seagate® Momentus® 7200.2 laptop hard drive offers the best combination of high performance, capacity and mobility in a 2.5-inch drive. Momentus 7200.2 hard drives are ideal for mainstream and performance-class laptops, small-form-factor PCs and many other small or mobile environments where performance and size are critical.


Manufacturer Seagate
Mfg Part# ST9160823ASG
SKU 204383665
UPC 683728169343
UPC 14 00683728169343
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8-MB cache buffer
SATA 3.0Gb/s interface
Highest available laptop hard drive performance for maximum productivity
Superb reliability
Rugged mobility
Whisper-quiet operation
Low power consumption
5-year warranty
Tech Specs
Model Number: ST9160823ASG
Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s
Cache: 8 MBytes
Capacity: 160 GB
Guaranteed Sectors: 312,581,808
Height (max): 9.5 mm (0.374 inches)
Width (max): 69.85 mm (2.75 inches)
Length (max): 100.5 mm (3.957 inches)
Weight (typical): 115 grams (0.254 pounds)
Spindle Speed: 7,200 rpm
Average latency: 4.17 msec
Random read seek time: 11.0 msec
Random write seek time: 13.0 msec
Annual Failure Rate: 0.73%
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