7200rpm 320gb HD for mbp. Don't offer Seagate500gb

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnsy, Feb 12, 2009.

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Which 7200 320Gb drive you have?

  1. Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ-G2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Hitachi HTS723232L9A360

    5 vote(s)
    12.8%
  3. Seagate ST9320421AS

    14 vote(s)
    35.9%
  4. WD WD3200BEKT

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  5. Neither

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  1. johnsy macrumors 6502

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    I think it is time to upgrade my stock mbp HD.

    Which is better?
    Seagate ST9320421AS
    WD WD3200BEKT
    Hitachi HTS723232L9A360
    Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ-G2 ?

    I am aware of Seagate 500gb 7200 rpm drive, but it is new to the market and I will see how it will perform. Meanwhile 320 cost is about $70-80. I think 320gb is more than enough as I don't use mbp as primary computer.

    So comment on speed increases, noise, vibration, quality (failure) and similar stuff. Thanks!
     
  2. volcom883 macrumors regular

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    is it possible to self upgrade the HD without affecting the official warranty?
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Yes
     
  4. volcom883 macrumors regular

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    even on the upcoming aluminium 17" macbook pro?

    i still cant decide about going for the standard 5400rpm or the 7200rpm one for $50 extra. it will vibrate and make more sound right? and speed wise are we talking about %25 faster here or what?
     
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  6. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    I replaced a WD 250gb 5400rpm drive w/the WD WD3200BEKT and am very happy with it. I ran xbench on it and it pounds the Seagate 500 even w/a slew of apps running.
     
  7. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    You should go with the 7200. You'll notice the speed difference. It shouldn't vibrate much more (if any) than the 5400 vesion, unless it has a problem.
     
  8. Chic0 macrumors 6502

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    Just had a look at those Benchmarks on Barefeats. Can anyone explain why the Seagate consistently outperforms the Hitatchi Travelstar even though they both 7200rpm and have same on board cache?
     
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  10. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered the Seagate ST9320421AS for my mbp a few hours ago. Seagate has been my preferred choice for hard drives lately, both internal and external.

    Just curious, are you upgrading a unibody or pre-unibody mbp?
     
  11. johnsy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have classic mbp. I purchased it AFTER unibody ones were announced. First it was $500 cheaper, second I knew what flaws I may encounter (besides nvidia failure there is not much to worry about). Third- I am not very keen on shiny displays. I could continue even more, but all I can say that I am very happy with my classic mbp.


    Anyone care to supply some test results? xbench or smth? I noticed that on Tom's hardware 320gb Seagate shows the best power consumption (lowest). Hitachi is the cheapest right now. Hitachi seems pushing all drives cheaper than competition.

    How 7200rpm affects battery life? -15 minutes or less?

    My current drive in mbp is Fujitsu 200Gb MHY2200BH. So I am going mostly for speed than capacity.
     
  12. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Its called the 17" Unibody, and yes you can, and you can upgrade the RAM too, however touching the battery would void the warranty.
     
  13. volcom883 macrumors regular

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    so as far as i understand there is a compartment underneath the unibody 17" which i can simply unscrew and replace the HD and RAM without voiding the warranty right?
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    samsung 500gb hard drive is your best bet. i have it and it works flawlessly, just as fast if not faster than my older 7200RPM SeaGate HD.
     
  15. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    i just answered it for you.
    check Apples support site.
     
  16. johnsy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So no test results? Just a feeling so far?

    How did you put Samsung inside? It is taller drive than regular 2.5 hard drives.
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    it fits perfectly. i have the original CD MBP, i had no problems with size. works like a charm.

    i can only give rough benchmarks comparing my old 7200rpm HD to my new sammy 5400RPM (the sammy is faster!)
     
  18. johnsy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So you have 17 inch then? I have 15" mbp and I don't think samsung will fit.
     
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  20. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I'm quite satisified with my WD scorpio black. BB has them on sale for $99 this week, and I'm even tempted to get one for my netbook!
     
  21. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I fit a samsung 500 gig 5400 rpm drive in my lenovo netbook, so I'm pretty sure it will fit in a MBP....:rolleyes:
     
  22. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    no no i have the 15". it will fit!
     

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