640GB 7200 Samsung Spinpoint $64.99

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by RedRaven571, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    That is one huge hdd and one small price. Catch?
     
  2. RedRaven571 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't know; there are 19 reviews on Newegg (several from Mac owners) and they're all good. I've been watching this one for awhile, waiting for a good sale, and this is it! I ordered mine today.
     
  3. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Please post your experience. What I'm most curious about is if it is noisy and its affect on battery life.
     
  4. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    If it's anything like their Desktop drives it'll be a solid performer. I'm a big fan of Samsung drives, owning 3 1TB F1's in my Mac Pro. Always run about 10-15 degrees F cooler than WD or Seagate, and very very quiet.
     
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    If it weren't so annoying to open up the Mini, I would replace the 320GB in there with this drive. It looks like a great deal.
     
  6. RedRaven571 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'll let you know; I ordered yesterday and it is scheduled to be delivered today. I will probably try swapping it out tomorrow.
     
  7. jolawson macrumors member

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    I am curious as well. I have the 2010 13" MBP with the 250 GB HD, and was wondering if this would make that much of a difference...other than size of the drive obviously. I wouldn't want it to kill battery life, so you guys post your experiences!!
     
  8. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    It isn't going to affect your battery life noticeably.
     
  9. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Updates?
     
  10. danbee80 macrumors newbie

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    I am curious too hear your thoughts on this too...
     

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