2011 server and 2.5 owners.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by eutexian, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. eutexian macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Mapperley, Nottingham UK
    what hard Drives came with your mini?

    just interested to compare and contrast with the Hitachi 'travelstar' that came in my 2.3 base model. (Hitachi HTS547550A9E384)
  2. paulrbeers, Jan 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012

    paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Ummmm... why? what benefit?

    Let me expand on my question....

    Other than 5400 vs 7200 rpm drives (which Apple clearly displays on their website), unlike SSD's, Mechanical drives are, for the most part, pretty close to the same performance in real world experience.

    So what good does it to really "track" what everyone has? Especially since there are multiple options on these devices....
  3. elliotn macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2011
    The 750gb 7200rpm drives in both my mini 2.7 i7 and mini Server are Hitachi HTS727575A9E362.
  4. eutexian thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Mapperley, Nottingham UK
    No benefit.. just to answer a question I was asked out here in the real world - earlier today. In short I was told that the high end mini's have vastly superior 'apple branded' HDDs compared to my cheap rubbish. I said no.. i'm betting they are Hitachi drives. no different to those found in many laptops. probably from the same family as my own.

    I was correct. :cool:
  5. elliotn macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2011
    Reading through the archives, it seems a few months ago Apple were using WD Scorpio Blacks as their 750Gb 7200rpm option. And users rated them highly. Just hard drives to me.
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    this is not true.

    wd scorpio blacks are by far the best 750gb 7200rpm hdds on the market. now since the flood in asia they are much more money so apple is putting in lessor 750gb 7200 rpm hdds like hitachi.

    I have done tests with

    seagate 750gb 7200 rpm hdds

    hitachi 750gb 7200rpm hdds and

    scorpio black 750gb 7200 hdds.

    you want the scorpio blacks they are better. of course this is all pre flood info.

    I have no idea if they are still making the same quality since the flood happened.
  7. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    My mini server has the 750 GB WD Scorpio Blacks. The benchmarks don't lie - they are quite fast for mechanical HDDs. As far as I am aware there aren't any "Apple branded" HDDs that are superior. Apple gets their parts from various suppliers and you're not guaranteed one or the other. It all depends on what stock is available at the time your machine is built. All you're guaranteed is the size and the RPM.
  8. gooberlx macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2011

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