Looking for a HD as quiet as Hitachi Travelstar 7K500

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Gallion, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2011
    I want to add a second hard drive to my MBP and I would like one that is at least as quiet as the Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 that is currently in it. I have tried to find a review of the Hitachi 7K500 where the noise level was also tested, but I could not find one. So I have no idea how much noise my current hard drive makes so I cannot compare with other hard drive reviews. So by experience, what line of hard drive should I look at?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Why not get a second Hitachi Travelstar 7K500?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2011
    I would like to go for a 750GB and perhaps something that is a bit more power efficient and cool since I'm going to have 2 hard drive running. Being a hard drive that I will use to store files, it does not need to be as fast, so it does not need to be 7,200 RPM. Also I think the one in my laptop is slowly failing, randomly throwing multiple I/O errors now and then. So I'm not sure that it's actually a reliable drive. If it fails I will replace it with a SSD.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Well it turns out that the caddy I ordered from iFixit doesn't fit in my MBP. So this answers my question.

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