2010 MBP HDD 5400 or DIY WD HDD blue ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blackwind, May 6, 2010.

  1. blackwind macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2008
    Hi everyone, I am about to jump the bridge and order one of the i7 15". I went to the apple store in Chadstone (Aust) and playing around with their i7 with stardard screen and stardard 5400 HDD. The machine flies and when i click on Sarafi and itune it just pop. where my neise's 13" 2009 mbp took 3second to loadup.

    I know afew discussion about the 5400 vs 7200rpm HDD thread in here, but let me ask you guys this

    - Apple asking $150 extra to upgrade 500gb 5400 to 7200rpm. where i can get MSY WD HDD 5400 blue (I confirm on the phone with them) for $95.

    Is it worth it to pay $150 for 7200 or WD will be better off?

  2. jmdMac macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    IMO, neither of those options :D

    You should check out the Hitachi 7k500 Travelstar, I just bought one from Amazon last week to put in my first Mac. It works great! Just as quite, if not more quite than the standard Hitachi 5k320 that comes in the MBP. No complaints whatsoever, and from a look at the reviews, it seems I am not alone. Hope this help your decision.

    I bought mine from Amazon for $89.99, but since you probably don't live in Alaska it may be cheaper for you to buy from Newegg or Frys.
  3. Reapur macrumors regular

    May 5, 2010
    I also bought a 17 inch i7 and just purchased the Hitachi 7K500 from Newegg for $89.00 and stuck it in there my self. There would be no point in getting a the WD Blue drive since its 5400 rpm ... Their Black series is 7200rpm however max out at 320 gigs.

    The 7k500 travelstar is one of the best HD out there for the money and is totally silent. No regrets.

  4. blackwind thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2008
    Thank guys, I have read the thread about 5400 vs 7200. and i have seen afew people's posts that Hitachi is indeed a good 7200 and i have seen the benchmark on it, impressive.

    I have found a store who can sell $135 + post. Again i am from Australia (Poor island) so not many stores stock the Hitachi 7k500 Travelstar.

    sorry to correct my first post Apple looking at $70 for 7200rpm, not $150. Sorry silly mistake.


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