1TB HDD, Toshiba 5400 rpm vs WD 5200 rpm

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 10-Dee-Q, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. 10-Dee-Q macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2006
    Bandung, West Java, Indonesia & Singapore
    hi, i upgraded my uMBP 5,3 HDD to
    WD 640GB 5400 rpm
    from the stock 320GB
    however the performance is not satisfying for me
    it doesnt make noises or click , and it runs cool, battery life also quite good.
    the only problem is that my system runs noticably slower compared to the stock HDD.

    i did freash install SNow leopard twice using the free upgrade dvd that come with my machine, but still the performance is not as good as i would have imagine.

    anyway im thinking to upgrade my HDD to 1TB
    and i found on the net that there is 2 brand for it.

    toshiba with 5400 rpm and WD with 5200 rpm

    can anyone give me reccomendation on which drive is bettter ?
    i supposed looking at the spec , the toshiba should be faster because of the faster rpm speed ?
  2. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2010
    Aberglasslyn, NSW, AU
    I am using a 5400 Toshiba 1TB and it is running beautifully.

    When I can though, I might change to a 750GB 7200RPM (if available).
  3. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2006
    I'd advise against the Western Digital drive. I have one in my 13" MBP, and it "clicks" (unloads the heads) every ~15 seconds unless you disable the drive's power management feature via a command line utility at each boot/wake from sleep.

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