1TB drive question?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ChrisR01, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. ChrisR01 macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. pnyc macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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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.
     
  4. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    get this 1
     
  5. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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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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  6. ChrisR01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also this drive will be a secondary storage drive, I have an ssd to run OS and applications.
     
  7. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    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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