1TB drive question?

ChrisR01

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Oct 28, 2011
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I'm in need of a new HDD and came down to to either WD Scorpio Blue 1tb, or Seagates new hybrid 1tb sshd. Does anybody here have experience with either drive?
 

pnyc

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I've used both, the WD is a solid drive, no complaints about it, no speed demon by any measure but if you're coming from an older/slower HD you might notice a small improvement in performance. The Seagate is kind of a mixed bag, it performed well during boot ups and while lunching applications however it's still just a 5400RPM so it's your call if it's worth the higher price.
 

chrfr

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There's also an HGST (Hitachi) 7200rpm 1TB disk that'll fit and I've been pleased with them in Mac Minis.
 

NewishMacGuy

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If you can make do with 750GB, get the old Momentus XT (2nd gen). It's hybrid and 7200rpm, and quite a bit quicker than a 5400rpm drive or a regular 7200rpm drive.


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ChrisR01

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Also this drive will be a secondary storage drive, I have an ssd to run OS and applications.
 

NewishMacGuy

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Also this drive will be a secondary storage drive, I have an ssd to run OS and applications.
In that case, the hybrids will offer very little (if any) advantage over a regular HDD. Go with the fastest/cheapest 1TB drive you can get.



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