160GB Hitachi Travelstar VS 160GB Seagate Momentus for MacBook

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  1. peter202 macrumors member

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    both are 5400rpm.....

    which is the best in your opinion?

    good and bad experiences

    cheers :D
     
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  3. TheJayWay macrumors member

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    I've got the Seagate, and I have to say I'm happy with it. It's pretty zippy for a 5400 drive. I've actually noticed that my Battery lasts better with the Seagate than the factory disk.
     
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    I'm not sure if the models have changed much other than capacity, but the travelstar (160GB) that came with my Macbook is much quieter than the momentus (120GB) I installed in my Powerbook G4.
     
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    I also have the Seagate. It is very quite while running. I don't notice the sound unless I listen for it. 5 year warrantee is a plus.
     
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    I noticed the same thing as well. I can't hear the momentus running in there unless i actually put my ear against the case where the hard drive is. Now I might be hearing the fans running, but in that case it really is quiet!
     
  8. peter202 thread starter macrumors member

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    TheJayWay & heySparkey how have you both found the battery life of your macbooks now your using the momentus compared to the factory drive you had?
     
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    I went with the Hitachi. Mainly because it was cheaper...
     
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    I haven't noticed a difference, but I don't often run off the battery for extended periods of time. I can't imagine that there would be much of a difference.
     
  11. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    I've had the Seagate for a while now, and I have to say that it's dead quiet and surprisingly speedy. I've had 3.5" Seagates as well, and I've never had any problems...
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    personally id go for the seagate, they tend to be really reliable.. tho so are the hitachi's.
     
  13. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    Hitachi is old IBM technology. Historically IBM drives were reliable and fast, but far from being quiet. Good drives, but not the most silent ones.

    Seagate on the other hand has always been quiet, always been less battery hungry, but also always been reliable. They're offering 5 year warranty, which is hard to beat!

    I had Hitachi (7k60, the very first 7200rpm laptop drive) from July-2003 until last month but now that I finally bought a new MBP I chose Seagate (7200rpm) because of the warranty.

    I have had very bad experience with Fujitsu, Maxtor and Toshiba in the past, but only very good experience with IBM/Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital. Not all drives are made equal, but if you're choosing between Hitachi and Seagate you should be fine whatever you decide.

    (I would recommend a 7200rpm drive, though...)
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yup seagate it is. 7200 definately aswell...

    hhmm ive had a few problems with the western digital, im quite afraid of using them!! ill stick to seagate, as JFreak said, theyve got an awsome warranty!

    my 500gb seagate is really really and quiet with fast seek times.
     
  15. peter202 thread starter macrumors member

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    7200rpm will be a bigger battery drain though right? i like not having to depend on the mains...
     
  16. LMO macrumors member

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    Some of the new 7200rpm drives are designed to use about the same power as the older 5400rpm drives.
     

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