320gb Hdd

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  1. dreadthis macrumors newbie

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    Just wanted to let you all know that Best Buy has the 320GB on sale for $159.99. I'm going to go pick that sucker up this week.
     
  2. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    It's an upgrade you'll really appreciate. My CD MBP came with the 100G HD, and having 320G is like gaining a whole new computer...

    MacDann
     
  3. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    That's a great deal. Maybe it's time to upgrade!!
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    It's not a spectacular deal-- you should be able to get the Samsung Spinpoint 320 GB HM320JI for US$140 / CAN$150
     
  5. dreadthis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so which one is better the samsung or the WD??
     
  6. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    a word of advice, you might wanna check where each HD breathing holes are to help your decision ;)
     
  7. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Breathing holes aren't a problem, you just need to make sure they are not covered by the tape.

    That said, according to Tom's Hardware the WD beats the Samsung through read speed but the Samsung is the best in terms of energy efficiency.
     
  8. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Plus, the Samsung comes as 500Gb format too...
     
  9. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    When it's at retail outlets that is
     
  10. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    since i already installed a WD320 in my MBPro, i was just pointing that maybe the Samsung has breathing placed in such a way that one does not have to temper with the tape.
     
  11. digitalfrog macrumors regular

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    Bought the Samsung (at Newegg, was 10 bucks more expensive 2 weeks ago) because of the energy efficiency and indeed, the hole is a bit better positioned and I had no issue with the tape.
     
  12. radellaf macrumors newbie

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    The WD 320gb drive I just put in has a lower current rating on its label (.55A) vs what the photos I've seen on the web say (.7A).

    OTOH, the thing vibrates like it's sitting on a large power transformer. Not too annoying, but definitely more than the Hitachi 250GB that this MB came with.
     
  13. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    i couldnt find the samsung spinpoint in any uk online store.
    can anybody throw a link here?
    thanks.
     
  14. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    If your talking about the 500GB M6, it's been released but not available at outlets yet
     
  15. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    i am actually trying to find the 320GB one. I cant find it.
    all i found were the 3.5" drives.
     

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