15 Inch 500GB 7200rpm Beeping problem?

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  1. kmac88 macrumors member

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    Hi, I've recently read numerous articles on Seagate's 500gb 7200rpm making random beeping noises. Just wondering if anyone had this problems and if it has been fixed yet.

    and if it hasn't been fixed, should i be safe and go for a 500gb 5400rpm drive

    Thanks
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There are a couple of "beeping" threads around here with a variety of opinions

    Here is one

    Personally, I recommend the 500 GB Scorpio Blue 5400

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. kmac88 thread starter macrumors member

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    will be getting the stock apple drive, i haven't ordered the mbp yet.

    Also is there a big difference in performance between 5400rpm and 7200rpm 500gb drives?
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Opinions will vary and there will be fans of WD and of Seagate
    There will also be those who say 7200 rules

    I would suggest you hunt down the reviews yourself

    Here is one that suggests the 5400 performs as well if not better than the 7200
    There are many factors to consider: vibration, heat, battery drain, seek times, etc.

    Scorpio Blue and Black Review

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  5. kmac88 thread starter macrumors member

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    which 500gb 5400rpm drives come in stock with apple? if it's the 500 GB Scorpio Blue 5400 then id be happy
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It is not :(

    I am not sure what it is... only that it is not the Scorpio Blue
    I believe it is a Fujitsu, but I am not certain

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    I think its Hitachi or Toshiba, but I'm not sure.
     
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    You may very well be right, and I suppose it could vary

    Personally?

    If I ordered a stock 500 GB 5400 I would not swap it out for another 500 GB 5400. I am not quite that geeky to think that it would make that much difference to me. I upgraded because I went from a 160 GB to a 500 GB and picked the Scorpio Blue.

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  10. kmac88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Truee.... i am tempted to get the 500 GB Scorpio Blue 5400 still. If it's faster than any other 5400 and can compete with 7200rpm for less vibration, power consumption..etc then it is definitely worth getting. I might get stock 500gb 5400rpm and when that's full, maybe next year depending on whether ssd price has dropped or not, i will upgrade to ssd or the 500 GB Scorpio Blue or hopefully something better comes out for cheaper price.

    Thanks for everyone's input :)
    Cannot wait for my first mac :D:D:D:D:D:D
     

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