7200rpm : hitachi 7k200 VS. seagate 7200.2

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  1. mastersoft macrumors member

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    hello

    i wanna buy 1 hdd for my MBP 2.4ghz 17 " !


    which hdd to buy ??

    HITACHI 7K200 , 200GB , 7200RPM, 16MB
    SEAGATE 7200.2 , 200GB , 7200RPM, 16MB


    IF somebody have one of this in his laptop please post the opinion !

    THANKS A LOT
     
  2. slipper macrumors 68000

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    Im curious to know too. It seems like the Seagate is the more popular one of the two.
     
  3. mastersoft thread starter macrumors member

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    I KNOW THE HITACHI 7K200 is best for power saving...eat less power than 5400rpm..BUT i donk know nothing about SEAGATE
     
  4. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    I've always used seagate in my own laptops, nothing but reliable.

    However, this does not mean that they are any less reliable than your other alternative. I've never had a HD die on me and I've used a Toshiba OEM for 4 years and seagate- aftermarket for 3.

    Edit: I'm referring to the Pata HDs for powerbooks. I'm sure that it's the same for SATA
     
  5. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    EXACTLY what you want to know:
    http://www.barefeats.com/hard96.html

    Basically, the seagate is faster on shorter reads/writes, but the hitachi pulls ahead on sustained reads/writes. This also means the Seagate will cause your Mac to boot a hair faster.
     
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    Which ever one you order, you can't go wrong, I'm still going to buy the Hitachi, having your mac boot faster isn't really an issue I think, especially if you don't power it down.
     
  9. Oirectine macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know which drive is used in the 200 GB option MacBook Pros?
     
  10. bitty417 macrumors member

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    http://www.storagereview.com/HTS722020K9A00.sr

    Looks like the Hitachi bested the Seagate in almost every test.

     
  11. Feverish Flux macrumors regular

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    Mine has a Hitachi.
     
  12. Oirectine macrumors regular

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    Thanks :)
     
  13. dante@sisna.com macrumors 6502a

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    hitachi

    Check out this bearfeats speed test:

    http://www.barefeats.com/hard96.html

    Hitachi destroys the seagate.

    d

    PS--I have the HItachi in a MBP 2.6ghz, 200gig 7200rpm, nice.
     
  14. bijou macrumors regular

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    I just upgraded to the 7200 Hitachi model (200 gig). This baby is fast and quiet!:D
     
  15. mastersoft thread starter macrumors member

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    if somebody use WINDOWS can upload a printscreen with a test of hitachi 7K200 with HDTUNE software ?? i wanna see the performance of this hdd !

    THXXX
     
  16. mastersoft thread starter macrumors member

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  17. Consultant macrumors G5

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    The drive you mentioned does not have the top score in any of the tests.

    Top test scorers:
    Test A. Hitachi 7k200 200gb, 7200rpm
    Test B. Seagate 5400rpm, 250gb

    However test B is probably at xx% full drive, because 7200rpm drives are faster than 5400rpm drives in benchmarks from other sites.
     
  18. clintbradford@m macrumors newbie

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    Seagate 7200.2 200GB for 17" MBP

    Just finished replacing my 17" MBP's 100GB Seagate 7200.1 original drive with a new Seagate 7200.2 200GB unit from OWC. Using the tutorial from ifixit, it was actually a breeze. I didn't need to disconnect either the keyboard ribbon cable nor the hard drive cable from the logic board: there was room enough to swap out the drive, and the upper case just stood and leaned against the screen while I swapped the drive.

    I used CCC to completely copy the original drive, which is now housed in a sleek OWC Mercury On-the-Go enclosure.

    Hard drive prices are as good as they've ever been. The whole kit (drive and enclosure) was WELL UNDER $200 - even with expedited shipping and the cost of a new Torx T-6 screwdriver.

    Clean off your work area, and keep removed screws in an orderly fashion, and give yourself an uninterrupted 30 minutes for the surgery.

    Clint Bradford
    http://www.clintbradford.com
     

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