500gb HDD suggestion for macbook pro Early 2009

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by barhodomri, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. barhodomri macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2009
    I want to replace my hard drive for a bigger one
    I am thinking about

    Momentus 500GB 16MB 7200RPM Sata II
    The ST9500420AS And NOT the ASG one, I know the g-shock issue....

    Or maybe
    Western Digital
    ‏Scorpio 500GB 8MB 5400RPM Sata

    Mainly i use my mac for music production so it has to be quiet.
    you think the Seagate makes more noise and vibration form the wd one?

    Any suggestions?:)
  2. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    If you want a quieter one, I guess 500 GB Scorpio Blue will be the one. If you want a slightly faster one, then go with Seagate.

    Btw, you might wanna check out the newest, 640 GB Scorpio Blue that came out just recently tho. It's probably slightly faster than the 500 GB version. I don't know about the noise and vibration - try to look for some reviews (if there are any yet).
  3. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2009
    iAgree. It's either one of the 2 Scorpios or the faster Seagate, although I would personally recommend the WD drives because the 7200 RPM Seagate gives slightly less battery life and is more likely to have vibration problems.
  4. barhodomri thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2009
  5. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I had the AS in my old MBP and it did the clicking thing. Annoyed the heck out of me!
  6. Mr Dobey macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2008

    500GB 7200 RPM Seagate if you're smart

    160GB Intel X25-M if you're smart and have deep pockets.

    I have both the 320GB 7200 RPM WD and 500GB Seagate in my Macbook Pro at the moment.
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    The 500GB Seagate isn't that loud; it's pretty fast.
  8. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

    Sep 25, 2007
    New England

    Go Hitachi,

    I say this after going through 2 WD Scorpio Blues, both sounded like a wind tunnel and the clicking can get aggravating . The air noise is loud either in the MBP or in external case.

    The stock Hitachi 320 is silent in my system

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