Any MBP 2011 with WD Scorpio Black 750GB as OS drive?

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  1. Philflow, Jul 15, 2011
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    Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone have a WD Scorpio Black 750GB (WD7500BPKT) in his/her Macbook Pro 2011 as OS drive?

    I'd like to see an Xbench disk result.

    Do you feel any vibrations?

    Can you hear it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. darklich macrumors member

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    I have 2 in RAID 0 and it works fine for me, but there is negligible vibration. It's more noticeable depending on the surface it's on. If you need a 7200 rpm hdd, I say go for it. The fans are louder then the drives.
     
  4. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the feedback, what size is your MBP?

    Anyone else can show me a Xbench result for the WD Black?
     
  5. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm still looking for that WD Black 750GB Xbench screen shot. Anyone?
     
  6. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    My guess is the improvement is negligible. If you're really set on speed, perhaps check out a SSD?
     
  7. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The reason I'm asking is not for my own usage but for benchmark purposes.

    I'm using the XT 500GB and am happy with it.

    By the way, the performance improvement of Scorpio Black over 5400rpm is quite significant. For examples: http://www.laptopmag.com/review/storage/intel-x25-m.aspx?page=6
     
  8. jsoto macrumors regular

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    Thanks I have a 2010 early MBP with stock 500GB 5400 rpm drive. I was looking into this drive for an upgrade. Liked what I saw. :D
     

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